28 Jun '18, 1pm

July 9 will be a big day

The legal battle to get chlorpyrifos—a toxic pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children—off the fruits and vegetables we feed our families is heating up this summer. On Monday, July 9, NRDC and partner groups will deliver their final arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over Administrator Scott Pruitt’s reversal of a ban on the chemical . In this last step before the judges issue a decision in our case, we’ll be making the case that Pruitt’s EPA acted illegally when it took this action. The arguments—delivered by an Earthjustice attorney on behalf of NRDC and Pesticide Action Network and other plaintiffs—will be streamed live here . In the same chemical family as sarin nerve gas, chlorpyrifos was banned from household use (such as roach spray) nearly two decades ago....

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/mae-wu/closing-arguments-pru...

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