Court Orders EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Kids

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Court Orders EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Kids

Post by evilconempire » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 pm

Pediatricians warned that keeping it on the market put “all children at risk.”
By Chris D’Angelo and Alexander C. Kaufman
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children and that former agency chief Scott Pruitt refused to take off the market.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in a 2-to-1 decision that the EPA offered “no defense” of its decision to delay a ban on chlorpyrifos ― a move the court said violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The law governs pesticides and requires the EPA to ban chemicals from being used on food if they are proven to cause harm.

The decision is a major blow to Pruitt, who signed an order in March of last year to allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that has been used on crops such as broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. His decision defied the recommendation of EPA scientists.

Under the Obama administration in November 2015, the EPA proposed permanently banning the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to human health.

But in March 2017, Pruitt reversed plans to ban the chemical in one of his first and most widely criticized moves as EPA administrator. The agency offered little explanation for the decision ― Pruitt claimed the Obama administration relied largely on studies “whose application is novel and uncertain, to reach its conclusions” ― but said it planned to keep studying the health effects.

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Pruitt really is a pos.
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Re: Court Orders EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Kids

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Re: Court Orders EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Kids

Post by illeatyourdates2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:32 pm

AHA, so that is what happened to the libturd democrats!!

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