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Senate Backs Compromise PRIA Package Preserving Obama Pesticide Rules

June 29, 2018
The Senate has unanimously approved compromise legislation that would reauthorize EPA's authority to collect industry fees to support timely pesticide reviews, in exchange for preserving for three years two Obama-era rules aimed at protecting farmworkers from exposure to pesticides that the Trump administration had moved to roll back. For the past year, several Democratic senators, led by Tom Udall (D-NM), have blocked a pending reauthorization of EPA's fee program, known as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA), in an effort...

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