Farmworker Justice is pressuring EPA to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The organization is collecting signatures on a petition supporting the ban. The petition notes that chlorpyrifos can cause dizziness, vomiting, convulsions, numbness in the limbs, loss of intellectual functioning, respiratory paralysis, and death. Farmworker Justice plans to send the petition to EPA […]
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On December 7, 2020, the attorneys general for 11 states filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing EPA’s remand motion concerning the pesticide sulfoxaflor. EPA’s motion asked the court to allow revision of its registration for sulfoxaflor without vacating it. EPA initially registered sulfoxaflor for use in 2013 with limitations on its use due […]
On December 18, 2020, EPA signed a proposed rule revision for TSCA fees to defray costs for activities under TSCA sections 4, 5, and 6. This revision proposes updates to the 2018 fees rule and requires EPA to review the fees every three years with ability to adjust the fees. This adds three new fee categories of […]
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