Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

After over a decade of fighting, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has finally scored a victory in securing the ban of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a court order to the EPA requiring it to ban the chemical agent, which has harmful neurodevelopmental effects. Longstanding studies have indicated that exposure to chlorpyrifos can lead to increased risk of learning disabilities such as ADHD, developmental delays, and a lower IQ.[...]

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Federal judges finally just order the EPA to ban a dangerous pesticide

Environment The agency concluded it might be unsafe back in 2016. Federal judges last week ordered the agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a widespread pesticide derived from chemicals ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Popular Science

US government ordered to ban chlorpyrifos insecticide

Court gives EPA 60 days to finalise a ban, which was proposed under Obama but reversed by the Trump administration

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Chemistry World

California Court Bans Pesticide, Says Trump Admin Endangered Public Health

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from KQED Science

U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can harm children and farmers.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Reuters

Court orders EPA to ban pesticide that causes learning disabilities in children

After over a decade of fighting, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has finally scored a victory in securing the ban of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Inhabitat

Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide

Even tiny levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos can damage babies' brains, research shows.

Fri 10 Aug 18 from WebMD

Appeals Court Wants EPA Needs To Ban Chlorpyrifos, Without Seeing Any Data

Environmental trial lawyers are thrilled that the politically friendly 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California read more

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Science 2.0

Trump Administration Endangered Public Health By Keeping Pesticide On Market, Appeals Court Rules

The court has ordered the EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, which can damage children's neurodevelopment. A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Kaiser Health News

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