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Bush OKs EPA Funding For Pesticide Controls

Law360 (October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President George W. Bush has renewed legislation providing funding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's program to examine pesticides before they are sold and recheck them on a regular basis, drawing wide praise from environmentalists, industry members and labor organizations.

The Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act, which Bush signed into law on Wednesday, renews the 2003 law that created a fee-for-service program that provided close to $200 million in funding to the EPA's Office of Pesticide Program, allowing it to expedite its application reviews.

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