"Court Sends EPA Back To Work On Glyphosate Cancer Finding"

"A federal appeals court today scrapped a 2020 EPA finding on the human health impacts of a chemical at the center of a pending Supreme Court petition on cancer risk from the popular Roundup weedkiller.

The opinion from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sends EPA back to work on its 2020 decision that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, does not present “any reasonable risk to man or the environment.”

Environmental and rural groups “challenged EPA’s decision, arguing, among other things, that EPA did not adequately consider whether glyphosate causes cancer and shirked its duties under the Endangered Species Act,” wrote Judge Michelle Friedland.

“We agree and remand to the agency for further consideration,” continued the judge, an Obama appointee."

Pamela King reports for E&E News June 17, 2022.


Source: E&E News, 06/20/2022