The EPA has approved a previously banned pesticide for use in Florida.

Fort Myers News-Press
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to allow the use of a previously banned pesticide on citrus in Florida has sparked a lawsuit from environmental and farmworker groups. The Center for Biological Diversity, Farmworker Association of Florida, and Environmental Working Group filed the motion April 2 to keep the EPA from allowing the pesticide aldicarb to be used on 100,000 acres of oranges and grapefruit in the state.
The filing argues that the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act and the use of aldicarb would put public health and the environment at risk.
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Karl Schneider is an environment reporter. Follow on Twitter @karlstartswithk

 

 

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