[–] golgotham 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So is it Trump's appeals court as well?

[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/weH8Q :

U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children | Reuters

'(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can endanger children and farmers. '

'Wyn Hornbuckle, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman, said that office is reviewing the decision. '

'EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said on Thursday that “data underlying the court’s assumptions remains inaccessible and has hindered the agency’s ongoing process to fully evaluate the pesticide using the best available transparent science.”The case is League of United Latin American Citizens et al v New York et al, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 17-71636. '

'Pruitt’s order was opposed by groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and the United Farm Workers, and the attorneys general of New York, California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington state and Washington, D.C.“Today’s decision is a huge win for our children’s health,” New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a statement. '

'Writing for the Seattle-based appeals court, Judge Jed Rakoff directed the EPA to ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days, saying the agency failed to counteract “scientific evidence that its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental damage to children.”Rakoff also faulted the EPA for going against its own 2016 risk assessment for the pesticide, “largely ignoring” and then “temporizing” in its response to the petition, and wrongly declaring that the court had no business deciding the matter.“If Congress’s statutory mandates are to mean anything, the time has come to put a stop to this patent evasion,” wrote Rakoff, who normally sits on the federal district court in Manhattan. '


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