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Federal Court Orders EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Trump’s EPA refused to ban the toxic chlorpyrifos pesticide from our food, so we took them to court and won, ending EPA’s shameful actions that have exposed children and farmworkers to this poison for decades.

Victory: Federal Court orders EPA to ban Chlorpyrifos

On August 9, 2018, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on undisputed findings that the pesticide is unsafe for public health, and particularly harmful to children and farmworkers.

Earthjustice attorney Marisa Ordonia explains the importance of the ban, the history of Earthjustice’s involvement, and how we will make sure that the EPA follows through and does its job.

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