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US environmental groups revive chlorpyrifos challenge

A coalition of US environmentalist advocacy groups has returned to federal court in a third bid to force the EPA to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos. The suit, filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, continues a long-running quarrel over a petition filed with the Agency in September 2007 by Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council seeking an outright ban on chlorpyrifos and a revocation of all food tolerances for the organophosphate insecticide.



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