Trump seeks a 2-year de­lay in pes­ti­cide rule

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - BUSINESS - STAFF AND WIRE RE­PORTS

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion is seek­ing a two-year de­lay of an up­com­ing dead­line to de­ter­mine whether a fam­ily of widely used pes­ti­cides is harm­ful to en­dan­gered species. The re­quest filed with a fed­eral judge comes af­ter Dow Chem­i­cal and two other pes­ti­cide mak­ers asked the gov­ern­ment to set aside re­search by fed­eral sci­en­tists that shows the pes­ti­cides are harm­ful to about 1,800 crit­i­cally threat­ened or en­dan­gered species. Dow con­tends the stud­ies are flawed.

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