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ARA Signed Letter to Biden Administration Urging Appeal of Chlorpyrifos Decision

May 04 2021

On May 4, ARA signed a stakeholder letter to the Biden administration urging they appeal the Ninth Circuit Court decision related to the chlorpyrifos. 

The court ruling requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to either write a new rule to allow for the safe use of chlorpyrifos or halt all food residue tolerances of the insecticide, which would effectively ban its use.

ARA and the industry stakeholders oppose the court ruling because it will set a bad precedent for EPA's registration review process for all agricultural chemicals by allowing petitioners and the federal courts to impose their decision-making process in reviewing the science over EPA's long-standing regulatory authority as established by Congress.

Read more in the letter.