LCV Statement on EPA Banning Chlorpyrifos on Food

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Biden EPA’s announcement that it will ban the use of the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos on food, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“Getting this dangerous chemical out of our food is a long overdue victory for the health of children, families, and farmworkers across the country. The Trump administration knew the damaging effects of this chemical but chose to ignore the science in order to appease special interests and corporate profits. It is a relief to once again have an administration and EPA that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of communities, especially communities of color. We applaud Administrator Regan and the EPA for taking this much-needed step and urge them to expand this ban to all uses of this neurotoxic chemical to fully protect every community from its harmful effects.”  

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