Decision in Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA Over Chlorpyrifos

Legal Filings
August 09, 2018

Decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children—from use on produce sold in the U.S. within 60 days. The judges found the agency broke the law by continuing to allow the toxic chemical to be used on fruits and vegetables despite solid science—including from EPA’s own scientists—showing it harms the developing brain.