Six AGs Filed Motion to Intervene in Litigation Over EPA's Approval of Chlorpyrifos Use on Food Crops

New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermen led a coalition of six attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in litigation challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions that “allowed the continued use of chlorpyrifos on food crops even while the agency failed to identify a safe level for the pesticide. Chlorpyrifos is widely used, including on fruits and vegetables consumed by infants, young children, and pregnant women, and is shown to negatively impact proper development and functioning of the central nervous system and brain.”