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US groups challenge EPA on pesticide drift

The US EPA "acted arbitrarily" when it denied a petition calling for new regulations intended to protect children from pesticide drift and should be forced to revisit the issue, according to a legal brief filed by environmentalists last month. The green groups are challenging the EPA's response to a petition they filed in October 2009 that alleged that the Agency failed to safeguard children from pesticide drift in violation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).



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