EPA Issues Final Order on Chlorpyrifos

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. July 23 2019

Meeting the July 18 deadline set by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a decision against a ban of chlorpyrifos, citing insufficient evidence to warrant discontinuation of the product.

Agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos have been challenged in the U.S. court system since 2007, several years following the removal of the pesticide from household uses. The latest petition to ban chlorpyrifos was filed by the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to cancel all uses....

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