A.G. Schneiderman Leads Legal Challenge Against EPA Over Toxic Pesticide
A.G. Schneiderman's office press release ------ New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is leading a coalition of six Attorneys General in taking legal action against the Trump administration over a toxic pesticide shown to harm children’s neurological development. The Attorneys General moved to intervene in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, after filing legal objections with the EPA last month. In March 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took action 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. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.