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Judges Pan EPA Chlorpyrifos Delay But Steps To Require Action Unclear

July 09, 2018
Federal appellate judges are strongly backing environmentalists' claims that they have standing to sue EPA to force the agency to ban the commonly-used pesticide chlorpyrifos and that the agency is unlawfully delaying its response to their objections, though it is unclear how far judges will go to force the agency to act on their years-long push for a ban. During July 9 oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, two members of a three-judge panel...

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