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In Stunning Reversal, EPA Stops Plan to Let Minors Handle Dangerous Pesticides

The Trump administration will no longer pursue plans allowing farm operators to let minors spray toxic pesticides on crops.  In an undated letter, Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler informed the chair and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that his agency will drop its plans to roll back the Obama-era rule prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from handling restricted-use pesticides.  Read more...



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