A federal hiring freeze, as suggested by President-elect Donald Trump, could affect EPA’s ability to retain top-flight scientists through a program known as “Title 42,” which EPA and other science-based agencies use to attract and retain highly skilled scientists who would otherwise be lured away by more lucrative offers from universities or industry.
EPA pesticides officials are seeking to streamline pesticide reviews by improving international cooperation and reducing differences between the registration and re-registration review processes, arguing that approving newer, less-harmful products reduces environmental harm, while industry is seeking to self-certify some parts of the review process to further speed efforts. During a[…]Read More »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday announced the agency denied a petition filed by environmental groups to ban chlorpyrifos outright, saying in a statement that farmers need the pesticide. Read moreRead More »