For months, the EPA has been toying with a vital tool for corn growers: Atrazine. Today, the agency announced a revision to the chemical’s registration.
If atrazine is any benchmark, the EPA appears to be opening environmental evaluations to the whims of politics rather than on the basis of science.
Declines in bee populations is a concern in agriculture, but activists used a genuine interest and concern for pollinators to push a misinformation agenda.
The EPA’s decision on atrazine might seem like a small thing if it causes corn yields to dip. But we would see the ramifications on food and the cost of energy.
If activists are so concerned about the environment and pollinator health, why are they fighting so hard to block the improved insecticide sulfoxaflor?
Over 20 different agricultural groups are bringing a lawsuit against the EPA to halt, and ultimately revoke, the ban of chlorpyrifos.
A U.S. Supreme Court case could limit the reach of the federal government under the Clean Waters Act when it comes to wetland protection.
The summary shows that more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the EPA.