Biden’s EPA: previous administration ignored science in dicamba decision

The EPA says that it could review the 2020 dicamba registration after the growing season.

DTN obtained an email from the acting Administrator for the Agency’s Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention office. She says that decisions in 2018 were political and not based on science, and ignored risks.

That contributed to a court vacating registrations and in turn, impacted growers’ ability to use the product.

It is not clear what the agency will do to address the registrations, but the chemical safety office says that reevaluating them is not out of the question.


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