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Pesticides, Water Quality, and the Public Trust Doctrine

The public trust doctrine is an ancient legal principle undergoing a modern resurgence. Under it, governments hold certain natural resources in trust for the benefit of present and future generations, and have a judicially enforceable...

Power, Politics, and Poison: The Story Behind National Cotton Council of America v. U.S. EPA

For nearly 40 years, EPA allowed application of pesticides directly to or over waters of the United States without an NPDES permit and instead relied on the FIFRA registration process to regulated such pesticide use. Following...

Regulation of Pesticides in Developing Countries

What is an appropriate regulatory response to the enormous growth of pesticide use in developing countries?1 The question falls within the broader issue of how developing countries deal with the consequences of...

An Agreement Between EPA and Pesticide Manufacturers to Mitigate the Risks of Chlorpyrifos

Introduction

On June 7, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement1 with the basic manufacturers of chlorpyrifos to reduce potential risks from exposure to residues...