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States Sue Over EPA Decision to Keep Dow Pesticide On the Market

By The Associated Press July 6, 2017, 12:35 P.M. E.D.T. Washington — Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used Dow Chemical pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children’s brains. Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia are also seeking to join the suit pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. The states claim that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law by ending his agency’s effort [...]
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