Volume 89 Issue 11 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 14, 2011

House Pesticide Bill Advances

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, water

The House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has approved a bill that would amend federal pesticide and water pollution laws to eliminate a 2009 court-ordered requirement that pesticide applicators obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) when spraying in or near U.S. waters. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 (H.R. 872) addresses the negative economic consequences of that court decision, which overturned a 2006 EPA rule that excluded pesticides from needing . . .

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