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Ferguson says EPA ignoring science about potentially harmful pesticide

 

Last updated 7/20/2017 at 5:53pm



OLYMPIA – Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a federal lawsuit demanding that Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt complete a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Pruitt abruptly halted a review already underway earlier this year.

According to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the EPA can allow the continued use of a pesticide at certain levels only if it finds that pesticide to be safe.

Ferguson, four other states and the District of Columbia filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to join League of United...



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