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9th Circuit Grants EPA Rehearing Of Order Compelling Chlorpyrifos Ban

February 07, 2019
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has granted EPA’s request for rehearing of a panel’s ruling that vacated former Administrator Scott Pruitt's reversal of an Obama-era proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, raising the possibility the court could undo the order and reject environmentalists' bid to block the substance from the market. In a Feb. 6 statement on the court's decision, environmental group Earthjustice faults acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler for defending Pruitt’s reversal of the Obama-era...

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