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House Farm Bill Seeks To Scrap Inter-Agency ESA Pesticide Consultations

April 13, 2018
House Republicans in the recently introduced Farm Bill are proposing to amend federal pesticide law to strip a requirement that EPA consult with federal wildlife agencies on pesticides' risks to endangered species, a provision environmentalists say could make it more difficult to move the bill through the Senate and would speed extinctions. The bill , H.R. 2, introduced April 12, would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to allow EPA to deem a pesticide “not likely” to...

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