Press Statements

EPA announces re-registration of endocrine-disrupting herbicide atrazine

This morning, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed interim decision to allow the re-registration of atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting herbicide.  Pesticide Action Network Staff Scientist Emily Marquez, Ph.D., issued the following statement in response to EPA’s decision: “After announcing that they will weaken environmental

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Chlorpyrifos sales in California to end by February 2020

For immediate release – October 9, 2019 SACRAMENTO, CA — This afternoon, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced sales of the neurodevelopmental toxicant pesticide chlorpyrifos will end by February 2020, and use will end by December 2020. Until then, all uses must comply with

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Groups sue Trump’s EPA for refusing to ban brain-damaging pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is linked to learning and intellectual disabilities in children For Immediate Release—Aug 7, 2019 SEATTLE, WA— Today, health and labor organizations, including Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN), sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency for refusing to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to

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