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Chlorpyrifos Ban Introduced in U.S. Senate

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Legislative

Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal and New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall Tuesday introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural insecticide. Udall explained that The American Academy of Pediatrics says chlorpyrifos use “puts all children at risk,” adding that “we need to listen to the experts” and ban the pesticide.” The Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency …

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Court Denies Petition to Ban Pesticide

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

A U.S. Appeals Court in San Francisco denied a petition from environmental groups to force the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Reuters says that decision ends one of three parallel attempts to get the ban put in place. The groups, including Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense Council, wanted the ban in place because they allege the …

Comments needed on Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and Generic Formulations)

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Action Alert: EPA is moving forward with efforts to revoke all food use tolerances for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generic formulations). Stakeholders may enter comments related to this action on the EPA website until January 17, 2017. Comments that provide the following information would probably be most helpful: