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EPA, Advocates Ask District Court To Decide Pesticide Suit

EPA and environmentalists are asking a federal district court to quickly decide advocates’ suit challenging EPA’s exemption of neonicotinoid treated seeds from pesticide law, with environmentalists filing a motion for summary judgment calling the failure to regulate unlawful while EPA says the decision echoes past interpretations.

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Pesticide industry officials and environmentalists are waging competing claims over the public health risks from the world’s most commonly-used herbicide glyphosate in comments to a delayed EPA Science Advisory Panel (SAP), highlighting the challenge the panel faces in its pending work to assess evidence on the substance’s risks. Read more

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