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EPA Wants 72 Inert Chemicals Out As Pesticide Ingredients

Law360, New York (October 23, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed removing 72 inert chemicals from its list of approved pesticide ingredients, but green groups said there are still about 300 chemicals they want reviewed in addition.

Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Environmental Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility and other groups had petitioned the EPA in 2006 to require pesticide manufacturers to disclose 371 inert ingredients on their pesticide product labels. In March, the groups sued the agency for failing to act on the petitions. That lawsuit was tossed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Center for Environmental Health et al v. McCarthy

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


William H. Orrick

Date Filed

March 4, 2014

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