"Court To Reconsider Ordering EPA To Ban Pesticide"

"A federal appeals court is reconsidering its ruling last year that ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban a particular pesticide.

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday that it had accepted the arguments the Trump administration made and will rehear the case, potentially overturning an August ruling by a three-judge panel of the court. The rehearing will be in front of all of the court’s judges, or en banc.

The decision is a big victory for the Trump administration, but a loss for environmental and labor advocates, who point to the EPA’s own science showing a link between chlorpyrifos and health problems including neurological disorders, particularly in children."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill February 7, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 02/08/2019