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New Jersey legislators seek to ban chlorpyrifos

New Jersey legislators are seeking to ban chlorpyrifos after the Trump EPA reversed the Obama administration's plan to ban use of the common pesticide on food.

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GOP states aim to defend EPA's RMP delay from lawsuit

A dozen GOP-led states are seeking to intervene to defend EPA against environmentalists' suit over the agency's delay implementing Obama-era facility safety program revisions.

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Former EPA Risk Assessor Said To Be Top Contender For Toxics Chief

Michael Dourson, a former EPA risk assessor and founder of a leading risk assessment consulting group, is the leading contender for the appointment to head EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), which is responsible for implementing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law that President Obama enacted last summer.

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CBD queries industry influence on EPA's ESA reviews

The group is seeking documents from EPA that may inform its claims of industry influence on the Trump administration's efforts to assess pesticides' risks to listed species.

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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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