"Pesticides: Judges Scold EPA Over Hot-Button Farm Chemical"

"Two federal judges expressed frustration yesterday with EPA's foot-dragging on the regulation of a farm pesticide linked to children's health problems.

At issue: Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's March 2017 decision rejecting a proposed chlorpyrifos ban after past assessments had identified health risks and the agency's failure to make a final determination on whether to revoke food tolerances for the pesticide.

"These cases are never simple. And it's a complex record. And we recognize that. But it's been going on for years now," Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, an Obama appointee, said at oral arguments in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

"How long can EPA sit on this?""

Amanda Reilly reports for Greenwire July 10, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 07/11/2018