CBD Urges EPA To Strengthen CWA Pesticide Permit As Industry Resists

January 30, 2024
Environmentalists are pushing EPA to strengthen monitoring and other mandates in its 2026 Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for pesticide spraying, voicing “deep concerns” that the plan does not live up to their settlement that prompted the additions, even as industry groups press the agency to ease any future monitoring requirements. “The Center is supportive of the modest improvements that the EPA has proposed relating to monitoring for those operators required to file a [notice of intent (NOI)] or...

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