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Court of Appeals Grants Writ of Mandamus Requiring EPA to Take Final Action ... - JD Supra (press release)

Jun 19, 2015

Court of Appeals Grants Writ of Mandamus Requiring EPA to Take Final Action ...
JD Supra (press release)
On June 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a petition for a writ of mandamus for a petition filed by Pesticide Action Network North America and Natural Resources Defense Council in 2007. That petition requested that EPA cancel all ...

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DDT Exposure in Utero Directly Linked to Development of Breast Cancer Later in ... - eNews Park Forest

Jun 19, 2015

DDT Exposure in Utero Directly Linked to Development of Breast Cancer Later in ...
eNews Park Forest
Here in the U.S., Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network North America, and beekeepers filed a lawsuit against EPA in 2013 calling for a ban on clothianidin and thiamethoxam, which are two neonicotinoids used extensively on ...

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DDT Pesticide Banned for Over 40 Years but Women Reaping Consequences - Guardian Liberty Voice

Jun 19, 2015

Guardian Liberty Voice

DDT Pesticide Banned for Over 40 Years but Women Reaping Consequences
Guardian Liberty Voice
Pesticide Action Network North America reports that in 2001, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants banned the agricultural use of the pesticide worldwide. However, many tropical countries are allowed to use it in small amounts, to ...

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Buzzkill: The race to save pollinating honeybees - Wisconsin Gazette

Jun 18, 2015

Buzzkill: The race to save pollinating honeybees
Wisconsin Gazette
“When it comes to pesticides, President Obama and other federal decision makers have passed the buck,” said Lex Horan of the Pesticide Action Network North America. Two years ago, the European Union banned the three most widely used neonicotinoids ...

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New Study: DDT Pesticide Link To Breast Cancer - Weekly Observer

Jun 18, 2015

Weekly Observer

New Study: DDT Pesticide Link To Breast Cancer
Weekly Observer
DDT is an organochloride that many countries had used as insecticide. But it was later banned globally by the 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, although some countries continue to use it. According to the Pesticide Action ...

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EPA Forced to Decide This Month on Pesticide's Fate - Truth-Out

Jun 18, 2015

EPA Forced to Decide This Month on Pesticide's Fate
Truth-Out
The order is in response to a lawsuit filed in 2007 by the Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council calling for the EPA to cancel registration for the pesticide. While manufacturers such as Dow Agrosciences have maintained the ...

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The True Cost of Cheap Food - EcoWatch

Jun 17, 2015

EcoWatch

The True Cost of Cheap Food
EcoWatch
You can shop at local markets and refuse to purchase plants treated with neonicotinoids. Also check out these organizations that are doing amazing work: Xerces Society, Pesticide Action Network, Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety.

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The True Cost of Cheap Food - EcoWatch

Jun 17, 2015

EcoWatch

The True Cost of Cheap Food
EcoWatch
You can shop at local markets and refuse to purchase plants treated with neonicotinoids. Also check out these organizations that are doing amazing work: Xerces Society, Pesticide Action Network, Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety.

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Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified ... - Food and Water Watch

Jun 16, 2015

Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified ...
Food and Water Watch
Emily Marquez, Staff Scientist at Pesticide Action Network of North America: “The IARC's recent landmark decision on glyphosate, malathion, and diazinon poses a serious threat to Monsanto and other companies' pesticide sales, so it is unsurprising that ...

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Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified ... - Food and Water Watch

Jun 16, 2015

Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified ...
Food and Water Watch
Emily Marquez, Staff Scientist at Pesticide Action Network of North America: “The IARC's recent landmark decision on glyphosate, malathion, and diazinon poses a serious threat to Monsanto and other companies' pesticide sales, so it is unsurprising that ...

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Syngenta reduces leased land - Thegardenisland.com

Jun 16, 2015

Syngenta reduces leased land
Thegardenisland.com
Glyphosate now shows up in everything from honey to soy sauce and flour, said Paul Towers, spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network North America. “The international community has sent a wake-up call to the U.S., underscoring the point that ...

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France Bans the World's Leading Herbicide From Garden Stores - TakePart

Jun 15, 2015

TakePart

France Bans the World's Leading Herbicide From Garden Stores
TakePart
Glyphosate now shows up in everything from honey to soy sauce and flour, said Paul Towers, spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network North America. “The international community has sent a wake-up call to the U.S., underscoring the point that ...

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Parental concerns spur new regulations about farm pesticides near Sacramento ... - Sacramento Bee

Jun 14, 2015

Sacramento Bee

Parental concerns spur new regulations about farm pesticides near Sacramento ...
Sacramento Bee
An aircraft spraying an agricultural field just yards from an elementary school's playground is an unsettling sight for many parents. Due to the proximity of many Northern California schools to farmland, it isn't all that uncommon. Though state ...

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Marching on Monsanto - Kashmir Times

Jun 14, 2015

Marching on Monsanto
Kashmir Times
Pesticide Action Network Europe notes that the process of European harmonization has already watered down regulations. In its position paper on the TTIP negotiations, PAN Europe says: "Health standards already now do not sufficiently protect people and ...

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9th Circ. Orders EPA To Respond To Pesticide Ban Request - Law360 (subscription)

Jun 11, 2015

9th Circ. Orders EPA To Respond To Pesticide Ban Request
Law360 (subscription)
A three-judge panel granted a petition for a writ of mandamus filed by the Pesticide Action Network North America and Natural Resource Defense Council, and directed the EPA to file a status report with the court no later than June 30 concerning its ...

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EPA Faces Deadline to Act on Pesticide Challenge - Courthouse News Service

Jun 11, 2015

VICE News

EPA Faces Deadline to Act on Pesticide Challenge
Courthouse News Service
Though the Environmental Protection Agency canceled most of the product's residential uses over a decade ago, Pesticide Action Network North America and Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the agency in 2007 to revoke all tolerances and ...
Say "yes" or say "no": court tells US EPA it must decide on petition to ban ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

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US EPA forced to decide this month on pesticide's fate - Environmental Health News

Jun 11, 2015

Huffington Post

US EPA forced to decide this month on pesticide's fate
Environmental Health News
The order is in response to a lawsuit filed in 2007 by the Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council calling for the EPA to cancel registration for the pesticide. While manufacturers such as Dow Agrosciences have maintained the ...
Say "yes" or say "no": court tells US EPA it must decide on petition to ban ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
EPA Faces Deadline to Act on Pesticide ChallengeCourthouse News Service

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EPA ordered to act - Central Valley Business Times

Jun 10, 2015

EPA ordered to act
Central Valley Business Times
The EPA must say whether it intends to finalize a preliminary denial of an administrative petition filed in 2007 by the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council to cancel registration of chlorpyrifos. “If EPA ...

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Bee in Adversity - problems with pesticide - Blasting News

Jun 5, 2015

Bee in Adversity - problems with pesticide
Blasting News
Specifically, there seems to be involvement from a beekeeping lobby called "Apimondia", and the "Pesticide Action Network", PAN. So, scientific objectivity is compromised. The debate continues while concerns about bee mortality will remain whether the ...

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The Success of Neonics - The Crozet Gazette

Jun 4, 2015

The Success of Neonics
The Crozet Gazette
Five environmental groups, including The Sierra Club and Pesticide Action Network, and four prominent beekeepers had asked that EPA suspend the use of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam in 2013. EPA declined. A suit was filed against EPA by the Sierra ...

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