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Vacating Pruitt Decision, 9th Circuit Orders EPA To Quickly Ban Chlorpyrifos

August 09, 2018
A divided appellate panel has vacated a controversial decision by former Administrator Scott Pruitt to reverse a proposed Obama-era ban on the commonly used pesticide chlorpyrifos and is ordering the agency to quickly implement the ban after finding the agency has, for years, failed to address the substance's neuro-developmental risks to children. In a scathing Aug. 9 decision , a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled 2-1 in League of United Latin American...

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