Court confirms continued use of chlorpyrifos

Appeal from states objecting to EPA’s failure to ban chlorpyrifos is still pending.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may continue to allow farmers to use the pesticide chlorpyrifos while the agency is being challenged in a lawsuit regarding its decision to allow the continued use of the pesticide.

In October 2015, under the previous Administration, EPA proposed to revoke all food residue tolerances for chlorpyrifos -- an active ingredient in insecticides. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order

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