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Friday, March 31, 2017

EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

The EPA says it's reversing course and keeping this pesticide on the market.

That's despite the agency's earlier conclusion, reached during the Obama administration, that chlorpyrifos could pose risks to consumers. It's a signal that toxic chemicals will face less restrictive regulation by the Trump Administration.

In its decision, the EPA didn't exactly repudiate its earlier scientific findings. But it did say that there's still a lot of scientific uncertainty about the risks of chlorpyrifos, and it said that because of that uncertainty, the court had no right to set a firm deadline for a decision.

The EPA says it will keep studying the chemical.

Patti Goldman, from the environmental group Earth Justice, calls the decision "unconscionable," and says that her group will fight it in court.

Our original story continues.

A federal court has ordered him to decide by midnight on Friday whether to ban a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Obama administration proposed this ban back in 2015.



Anonymous said...

Not surprised. Someone is making money off it and it's not the regular American people

Anonymous said...

The GOP would be wise to let this go. Chemicals companies are not our friends.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for cancer EPA. Thanks for bee colony collapse EPA. What a joke

Anonymous said...

They need to ban whatever pesticide is killing honey bees. No bees = no food.

Anonymous said...

9:43 and 10:17 do you really trust the government to get anything right. Look up the truth behind DDT

lmclain said...

If the bribe was big enough, these government Nazi's would allow the American people to consume Plutonium 235 in their Frosted Flakes.
Remember when tryclosan (the main ingredient in all anti-bacterial agents) was thought to be so dangerous that it had to be used in a facility with it's own air supply and workers needed to be in masks to use it????
Now they put it soap for your kids.
What? Did it magically become inert and not dangerous?
Bribes made it respectable.
Keep cheering your guy. I'm SURE he had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

If all of you would look at the way EPA conducts its studies you would realize that it is nothing more than a shakedown of the company producing this product.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of bees has anyone seen any yet this spring? Flowers all around my house and I haven't seen the first one.