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Farmworkers Seek To Preserve Obama-Era Pesticide Protections

May 01, 2019
Farmworker advocates are pressing the Trump administration to preserve a provision of the Obama-era rule updating EPA’s farmworker protection standards (WPS) that limits pesticide spraying when bystanders are present, arguing the application exclusion zone (AEZ) is needed to protect nearby workers and bystanders. On April 25, Farmworker Justice met with White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials reviewing EPA’s draft proposed rule narrowing or scrapping the AEZ, the only provision of the Obama-era WPS update rule that the...

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