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New legal salvos fired in AZM, phosmet reregistration dispute

A legal challenge to EPA's decisions to reregister two organophosphate insecticides should not be transferred to federal appellate court because it was filed too late, according to briefs filed by the agency and pesticide manufacturers. The plaintiffs — a coalition of environmental and farmworker groups — "missed the window" for challenging EPA's reregistration decisions for azinphos-methyl (AZM) and phosmet, EPA says in its brief, filed March 3.



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