Former EPA official 'gloomy' on ESA pesticide deal

April 10, 2018
A former senior EPA pesticide official is pessimistic that federal officials will be able to overhaul their process for assessing pesticides' risks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), calling prospects for such a deal “gloomy” given stakeholders past reluctance to compromise. “Each side has to make some serious compromises,” Bill Jordan, a former deputy director of EPA's pesticides office, said during an April 10 webinar, “FIFRA Hot Topics” sponsored by Bloomberg and Bergeson & Campbell P.C. But Jordan, who...

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