Volume 89 Issue 13 | pp. 32-34
Issue Date: March 28, 2011

EPA Defends Pesticide Rules

Congress raises a fuss about costs of environmental regulations on agriculture
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, pesticides, FIFRA

Members of Congress in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are in an uproar about the impact of environmental regulations on agriculture. Republicans and Democrats alike say the Environmental Protection Agency’s inconsistent, burdensome, and overreaching regulations are increasing agricultural costs and putting American farmers out of business.

During a long and contentious hearing on March 10, more than two dozen members of the House Agriculture Committee bombarded EPA Administrator Lisa P. . . .

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