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Trump Administration Asks Court to Re-Hear Case That Banned Chlorpyrifos

Trump Administration Asks Court to Re-Hear Case That Banned Chlorpyrifos

The Trump administration is appealing a federal court ruling that ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide tied to brain damage and other health problems in children. In August, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the EPA must ban the pesticide within 60 days based on strong […]

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    EPA Chief Met With Dow Chemical CEO Before Deciding Not to Ban Toxic Pesticide

    EPA Chief Met With Dow Chemical CEO Before Deciding Not to Ban Toxic Pesticide

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris before deciding to reverse an earlier EPA decision to ban the company’s toxic and widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos. According to records obtained by the Associated Press, the EPA boss met with Liveris for about 30 minutes at a Houston hotel […]

    Why Won’t the EPA Ban This Extremely Toxic Pesticide?

    Why Won’t the EPA Ban This Extremely Toxic Pesticide?

    By Nicole Greenfield The pesticide industry and Dow Chemical have a new reason to cheer. The rest of us appear to be stuck with chlorpyrifos on our food, at least for the time being. On March 29, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the EPA would reverse a proposed ban on this […]

    EPA Scraps Scheduled Ban of Widely Used Pesticide Known to Harm Kids’ Brains

    EPA Scraps Scheduled Ban of Widely Used Pesticide Known to Harm Kids’ Brains

    In one of his first major decisions as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over scientists Wednesday in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency’s proposal to ban chlorpyrifos—an insecticide that at small doses can harm children’s brains and nervous systems—from use on food crops. Pruitt and the […]

    Bayer-Monsanto Merger a ‘5-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’

    Bayer-Monsanto Merger a ‘5-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’

    By Katherine Paul It’s been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do”—ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy couple themselves, to weigh in on the pros and cons. Reactions poured in from all the usual suspects. Groups like the Farmers […]