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July 18, 2019 | Legal Document

EPA Chlorpyrifos Decision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos can still be used on food, although mainstream science says this pesticide is unsafe for children and farmworkers. This decision meets the deadline ordered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the EPA to make a final decision on a petition to ban chlorpyrifos on food.

June 4, 2019 | In the News: Hawaii News Now

State, EPA Reach Agreement On How To Implement Law Aimed At Regulating Pesticide Use

Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “A lot of the major spraying operations were occurring right next to Native Hawaiian communities, include Hawaiian homestead residences on Molokai and West Kauai. It’s very important that the EPA takes a really close look at the Department of Agriculture’s practices to make sure there are no discriminatory impacts to Native Hawaiian communities.”

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