Earthjustice Wants Farm Pesticides Banned Near Kids

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Claiming that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ignored substantial risks posed by agricultural pesticides, Earthjustice and other environmental advocacy groups have submitted a petition to the agency seeking a ban on the spraying of the chemicals near areas used heavily by children.

The groups — which also include United Farmworkers, Pesticide Action Network of North America and Farmworker Justice — filed their joint petition to the EPA on Wednesday, asking it to develop pesticide-specific protection measures and impose no-spray buffer zones around homes, schools, parks,...
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