LCV Statement on EPA Decision Not to Ban Harmful Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s announcement that it would not ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to devastating health impacts, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“The Trump administration continues to support the profits of big chemical companies at the expense of the health of our children, farmers and farm workers. This hazardous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, has had devastating impacts on farm workers, their families, and their communities at large. While EPA scientists know the dangers of this pesticide, EPA Administrator Wheeler has decided to ignore the facts and needlessly put more people at risk. If the Trump administration won’t revisit their decision to look the other way on this chemical, Congress must take action.”

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