Democrats Seek PRIA Passage After EPA Vows To Preserve Pesticide Rules

January 7, 2019
Senate Democrats are calling for Congress to renew EPA's authority to collect industry fees to support timely pesticide reviews after the agency pledged to preserve Obama-era rules protecting farmworkers in exchange for toxics chief Alexandra Dunn's confirmation -- though the government shutdown still looms over the program. In a recent letter to Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the ranking Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler pledged to withdraw the Trump administration's plan to significantly...

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