Seven AGs Called on EPA to Issue Safety Findings for Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a coalition of seven attorneys general in sending legal objections to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt “for his failure to follow the law and make the required safety finding for chlorpyrifos.” The coalition noted that EPA regulations identify “more than 80 tolerances for [chlorpyrifos] use on food crops, including foods consumed by infants and children such as apples, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches, nectarines and cherries.”