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Judge Rules EPA Illegally Delayed Pesticide Safeguards

In a major win for farmworker and health groups, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled late Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally delayed implementation of key pesticide rules that in part prevent minors from working with the most dangerous pesticides.

 

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