"Supreme Court Won't Consider Industry Challenge of EPA Carbofuran Ban"

"The Supreme Court decided [Tuesday] not to take up the question of whether U.S. EPA followed the correct procedure in effectively banning a pesticide that had been in use for years.

EPA banned carbofuran, which had been used on corn, potatoes and sunflowers, in 2009 after it was linked to water contamination and health problems suffered by farm workers.

By opting not to hear the case, National Corn Growers Association v. EPA, the Supreme Court left EPA's decision intact."

Lawrence Hurley reports for Greenwire May 31, 2011.

Source: NY Times, 06/01/2011