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The Latest On: Pesticides

March 12, 2018 | Letter

Senate Letter to EPA Administrator on Agricultural Worker Protection Rules

We write to express our alarm with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it seeks to open up for reconsideration two federal safeguards vital to the protection of the children, women and men that labor in agriculture and apply chemicals in agricultural, commercial and residential settings.  With the lives of children and families across the country at stake, we urge you to preserve the protections provided by the final Agricultural Worker Protection Standard rule (WPS) and Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule (CPA) (as published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2015 and January 4, 2017, respectively), and to resolve any clarifications needed by the regulated community via additional guidance on the rules.  

January 12, 2018 | Report

NMFS Report on Organophosphates and Aalmon

Biological Opinion: Environmental Protection Agency's registration of chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon. Chlorpyrifos pesticide harms salmon and orcas.