Enviros Sue US To Force Action On Agent Orange Element Ban

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 3:35 PM EST) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the D.C. Circuit on Thursday, seeking to force action on a 2008 request to ban Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D, a widely used pesticide linked to cancer and other health problems.

The NRDC told the court that regardless of whether the EPA granted or rejected the petition, the group had a right to an answer on a petition it had lodged three years and three months ago.

"When an issue like this involves serious risk...
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