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Closing arguments made in chlorpyrifos case

States and environmental groups seek to overturn EPA’s decision not to ban chlorpyrifos.

Final arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to ban the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos took place Monday morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. A coalition of labor and health organizations represented by Earthjustice asked a panel of three judges to overturn former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision not to ban chlorpyrifos.

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