Chlorpyrifos Ban Pursued
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Sep 12, 2014 02:34 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite a steady decline in the use of chlorpyrifos on corn, soybeans and other U.S. crops since 2000, a trio of environmental groups has sued the EPA, trying to force the agency to completely ban the use of the insecticide.

Environmental groups argue EPA has failed to comply with terms from earlier litigation to ban chlorpyrifos. The insecticide has been phased out of household use because of possible health dangers to children.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network ...

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