A federal appeals court removed an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban on an insecticide linked to nervous system damage.
“The decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to send the rule back to the agency does not preclude the agency from reinstating the ban in the future,” The Hill reports.
“But it said the EPA needs to give greater consideration to whether there are cases where the pesticide, called chlorpyrifos, could be used safely,” the outlet added.
“On April 29, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered EPA to issue a final rule concerning the chlorpyrifos tolerances by August 20, 2021,” the Federal Register states.
“Based on the currently available data and taking into consideration the currently registered uses for chlorpyrifos,