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EPA, Fish and Wildlife to Review Pesticide Use

The EPA is requesting the voluntary cancelation or amendment to several pesticides including atrazine for certain uses. EPA’s request attempts to stop the pesticide use in areas like roadsides and Conservation Reserve Program land.
Triazine Network Chairman Gary Marshall says the EPA’s request comes after a court order required both EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if pesticides are allowed to be approved through the Endangered Species Act.
Marshall tells Brownfield the move puts critical farming tools at risk.
“[With] a lot of the endangered species, EPA came to the realization they might be affected but they didn’t do a very good job scientific evaluation and that’s what we’re pressing both EPA and the services to do, which is follow the science.”
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