Environment & Energy Report

With Pesticide Fee Bill Treading Water, Industry Eyes Alternatives

Jan. 18, 2018, 9:40 PM

The pesticide industry is hesitantly looking at new ways to pass a crucial bill to keep afloat the EPA office that registers their products.

The reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act was supposed to be a noncontroversial bill that would breeze through Congress and on to President Donald Trump’s desk. But the legislation (H.R. 1029), which would authorize a fee structure to fund part of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs’ work, has been caught in the political crosshairs of the Trump administration’s regulatory overhaul.

PRIA has been on life support since it expired Sept. 30,...

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