Bloomberg Law
July 18, 2019, 7:57 PMUpdated: July 18, 2019, 10:35 PM

EPA Says It Won’t Ban Pesticide Chlorpyrifos (2)

Adam Allington
Adam Allington

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

The agency’s July 18 decision came the same day as a court-imposed deadline to respond to the merits of a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental and farmworker groups.

“EPA has determined that their objections must be denied because the data available are not sufficiently valid, complete or reliable to meet petitioners’ burden to present evidence demonstrating that the tolerances are not safe,” the agency said in a statement.

Introduced by Dow Chemical (now Corteva Agriscience) in 1965, chlorpyrifos is among the most widely used insecticides for ...

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