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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s administration has denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries, and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children’s brains.

In announcing the decision, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that by not banning chlorpyrifos he is providing “regulatory certainty” to thousands of American farms that rely on the pesticide.

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  • I just wish that all these anti-scientist dept heads had to drink & eat 10x the amounts of these disputed chemicals in THEIR FOODS for as long as they are serving — so they can have real life experiences common to the 98%…
    EG, how long would it have taken to vote remediation for Flint, MI residents if the MI governor, the Congress & the White House were using only bottled water from the damaged pipes??

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