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Farmworkers sue EPA over pesticide applicators rule delays

The appeals court filing challenges the last two of five EPA delays of the rule, and serves as a backstop to other litigation in a lower court given legal uncertainty on where the case should proceed.

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D.C. Circuit Ruling On Methane Rule Delay Boosts Series Of Pending Suits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling that struck down EPA's administrative stay of Obama-era methane standards for new oil and gas operations could provide a boost for environmentalists hoping to undo similar delays on several other rules, even though the suits test different legal principles.

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Former OSHA Official's Criticisms May Aid Opposition To EPA's RMP Delay

A former Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) official is faulting the Trump EPA's delay of Obama-era revisions to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety program, saying the agency's justification for the stay is “totally frivolous” -- criticisms that could bolster environmentalists' lawsuit challenging the delay.

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Several states seek to back suit over chlorpyrifos ban reversal

Six Democratic attorneys general are seeking a role in environmentalists' suit challenging EPA's decision to reverse an Obama-era plan to prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos on food.

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Wood Product Makers Seek More Changes To EPA Formaldehyde Air Rule

Wood product trade groups are seeking additional phase-in periods and other provisions of EPA's plan for extending compliance dates in an Obama-era Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule setting formaldehyde emissions limits on wood products, prompting the agency to withdraw a direct final rule implementing the changes.

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Industry groups seek to intervene in suit over RMP rule delay

Fuel, petrochemical and other industry groups warn they face financial harm if a federal appeals court vacates EPA's stay of revisions to its risk management program.

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Udall asks EPA for data backing reversal on chlorpyrifos ban

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) wants data from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to justify the agency's reversal of an Obama-era plan to ban the commonly-used pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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District court judge rejects suit seeking EPA pesticide review

A federal judge has rejected an animal rights group's suit seeking a possible pesticide ban as moot because EPA already denied the group's request to review the pesticide.

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D.C. Circuit grants unions role in RMP delay suit

A federal appeals court has granted labor unions' bid to intervene in litigation over the Trump EPA's almost two-year delay of Obama-era revisions to the Risk Management Plan Program.

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The Emerging Debate Over New TSCA Rules: 'Achievable' v. 'Lawful'

The Trump administration's recently unveiled framework rules for implementing key provisions of the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are sparking a debate that suggests different visions for how the law should be implemented in the future with EPA officials saying the rules were crafted to be “achievable,” while agency critics charge they still need to be lawful.

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