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Mar 23, 2020

Groups Sue EPA Over Another Approval of Glyphosate, Citing Dangers to Humans, Bees and Butterflies

March 23, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO – The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America on Friday, March 20 filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Dec 20, 2019

Citizen Groups and State Reach Agreement to Address Ongoing Contamination of Kauaʻi’s Shores

State Commits to Robust Water Quality Monitoring Program to Inform Forthcoming Clean Water Act Permit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2019 Honolulu, HI — Community groups Na Kia‘i Kai,...

Dec 6, 2019

A victory for future generations: European governments ban brain-harming pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

December 6, 2019, Brussels – Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) today voted to ban the neurotoxic pesticides chlorpyrifos...

Oct 22, 2019

Agreement Forces EPA to Assess Harms to Protected Species From Eight Pesticides

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court entered an order today that commits the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the risks that eight of the nation’s...

Oct 17, 2019

California mulls new rules for cancer-causing pesticide 1,3 D or Telone

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019 On heels of chlorpyrifos ban, public health and farmworker advocates call for restrictions on widely-used drift-prone fumigant Sacramento: Dozens of residents...

Oct 9, 2019

California announces end for brain-harming pesticide

Chlorpyrifos use will be banned in December 2020 For Immediate Release: October 9, 2019 Sacramento: In a historic win for public health, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today...

Oct 8, 2019

U.N. expert committee recommends global elimination of toxic chemical harming health of firefighters

For Immediate Release—October 4, 2019 (Rome, Italy) An U.N. expert committee decided unanimously to recommend a complete global elimination for another toxic fluorinated “forever chemical.”...

Aug 14, 2019

Farmworker communities applaud California chlorpyrifos cancellation proceedings, alternatives work group

Community members relieved, urge speedy process Sacramento, CA: This morning the Newsom administration sent notices to Dow and other manufacturers of its intention to cancel all registrations of the...

Aug 7, 2019

US EPA sued – again – for refusing to ban pesticide linked to permanent brain damage

For immediate release: August 7, 2019 California must move forward with a statewide ban without further delay Sacramento, CA - A lawsuit filed today in federal court is challenging the US EPA’s...

Aug 6, 2019

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 sued Trump’s Environmental...