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Public Comment Needed to End Atrazine Use after EPA Confirms Threat to Wildlife. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its triazine ecological risk assessments for atrazine and its chemical cousins simazine, and propazine, which are now open for public comment until August 5, 2016. The assessments evaluated risks to animals and plants including, amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plant communities, and terrestrial plants.

Federal Court Finds USDA Process for Allowing Pesticide-Contaminated Compost Improper and Stops Use. The case focused principally on whether USDA, in failing to conduct a formal public review, was operating “at its whim.” The court found that is exactly what USDA did and ordered the agency to stop allowing the use of contaminated compost by August 22, 2016.

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