The California Department of Pesticide Regulation should list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant, a state scientific panel has recommended following review of a comprehensive risk assessment of the widely used insecticide.
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, which allows the Environmental Protection Agency to charge fees for pesticide registration that fund about one-third of the operations of the Office of Pesticide Programs.
A draft bill circulating on Capitol Hill would exempt pesticide registrations from the Endangered Species Act consultation process, which is designed to ensure that the chemicals do not harm endangered species or their habitat.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - California pesticide control advisers (PCA’s) need to become more involved in deciding the fate of agriculture in their state, by engaging state lawmakers, supporting grower groups, and donating money to political action committees.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Nominees for EPA offices with significant influence over American agriculture played things close to the vest today when questioned about the Renewable Fuel Standard and chemical regulation at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2017 - The EPA is pushing back against a New York Times report that describes some of the internal deliberations leading up to the agency’s decision to deny a petition that sought to ban the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos.