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Court Hands EPA Win in Fight Over Dow Pesticide

July 18, 2017, 5:26 PM

The EPA’s decision not to ban a widely used insecticide gained the backing of a federal appeals court, which said the agency followed court orders when it denied a request from environmental groups to restrict chlorpyrifos.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s July 18 opinion is a victory for the Trump administration, whose decision not to revoke agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos marked a detour from the path the Obama administration took (Pesticide Action Network N. Am. v. EPA, 9th Cir., No. 14-72794, 7/18/17).

“This victory affords EPA the necessary time to conduct a ...