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Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide


Added 08-10-18 01:03:02am EST - “A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within 60 days.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within 60 days.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping chlorpyrifos (klor-PEER’-ih-fahs) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies’ brains.

A group of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban the pesticide, which is sprayed on citrus fruit, apples and other crops. The attorneys general for states including California, New York and Massachusetts joined the case against EPA.

Chlorpyrifos was created by Dow Chemical Co. in the 1960s. It’s among the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the U.S.

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