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September 23, 2021 | Legal Document

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation et al vs US EPA - Paraquat Petition for Review

On September 24, 2021, farmworker groups, environmentalists, and health organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving the continued use of the deadly pesticide paraquat, which has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is currently banned in 32 countries, including member states of the European Union (where the chemical is manufactured and exported) and China. In July, EPA reapproved the pesticide’s registration for another 15 years.

September 22, 2021 | Letter

Written Testimony: Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry

Congress faces a once-in-a-generation opportunity and obligation to invest in agricultural solutions to the climate crisis and empower farmers and ranchers to play key roles in addressing the warming climate. We urge Congress to consider policy solutions and programs that incentivize adoption of climate-stewardship practices that are evidenced to sequester carbon and reduce GHG emissions.

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