Environment & Energy

EPA’s Limited Use of Dicamba Through July Survives Challenge

June 20, 2020, 12:31 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow farmers to use dicamba-based herbicides through the end of July was left intact by a federal appeals court that had previously found that the agency improperly permitted the weedkillers’ use two years ago.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Friday denied an emergency request by a group of environmental organizations to immediately enforce its June 3 decision that had prohibited the use of dicamba-based products made by Bayer AG, BASF SE, and Corteva Inc. The three-judge panel didn’t give a reason why it denied the petition...

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