California Bans Chlorpyrifos

5/9/19: Defying the Trump EPA’s longstanding inaction, California is now in the process of banning chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children. California governor Gavin Newsom has also proposed $5.7m in new funding to support the transition from chlorpyrifos to “safer, more sustainable alternatives”.

DowDuPont spokesman Gregg Schmidt said the agrochemical giant is now “evaluating all options to challenge” California’s ban.

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