Dems Propose Sweeping Overhaul Of Pesticide Regulation

Law360 (August 4, 2020, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Congressional Democrats on Tuesday introduced a bill that would transform regulation of pesticides by immediately banning several chemical classes, adopting European and Canadian standards, allowing local governments to make rules and empowering citizens to petition and sue for review.

The Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act would mark the first comprehensive overhaul of U.S. pesticide rules since 1996, according to its sponsors, who say it would force action on substances considered dangerous to health and the environment. The plan would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately suspend all pesticides banned in the European Union or Canada. Approvals could...

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