The Trump administration's umbrella philosophy is, evidently, some variant of the adage about breaking eggs to make omelets. However, the EPA's own analysis found that "there do not appear to be risks from exposure to chlorpyrifos in food".
"We have a law that requires the EPA to ban pesticides that it can not determine are safe, and the EPA has repeatedly said this pesticide is not safe", Patti Goldman, managing attorney at Earthjustice, a San Francisco-based environmental group that serves as the legal team for NRDC, told the New York Times. The March 30 decision changes nothing about how California regulates the product.
He's not a scientist, but he's sure gonna act like one. She further went on to say that DPR now has no plans to further restrict or ban the product in California.
But, they said Thursday, using chlorpyrifos, better known as Lorsban, is not something they do lightly. It also tightened buffer zone requirements around fields where the chemical was applied, and banned its use near schools and other facilities when winds exceed 10 miles per hour. This followed a decade of restrictions that have gradually reduced the number of approved crops and circumstances for its use. The crop protection industry is "encouraged by EPA's detailed rationale set forth in the denial order and supports EPA's commitment to a thorough registration review of chlorpyrifos". The proposed rule signed by Administrator Pruitt on March 29, 2017, would, if finalized, further delay the effective date of amendments to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act until February 19, 2019.
"There are no other treatments for ants and it is broad spectrum, which means the grower only has to spray once for multiple pests instead of multiple times for each pest", Grafton-Cardwell said.
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The science was clear enough for the EPA's chemical-safety experts to conclude a year ago that there are no safe uses of the chemical.
And the New York Times reported that "Jim Jones, who ran the chemical safety unit at the EPA for five years, and spent more than 20 years working there until he left the agency in January when President Trump took office, said he was disappointed by Mr. Pruitt's action". The product now has established worldwide standards that allow growers access to important export markets, Nelsen says. When Wesley Spurlock, a farmer in the panhandle of Texas, sees worms on his corn or aphids on his wheat, this is the chemical that he typically loads into his sprayer.
"This is great news for producers and shows the EPA's redirection towards supporting a scientific process", Isom said.
Naturally, pro-farmer groups, including the United States Department of Agriculture, are encouraged by Pruitt's decision, with a spokesperson telling the L.A. Times that it "frees American farmers from significant trade disruptions that could have been caused by an unnecessary, unilateral revocation of chlorpyrifos tolerances".