Activists abuse the petition process

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter,

OFS submitted comments to EPA related to the Agency’s process for handling pesticide efficacy data as part of the pesticide registration process. In this case, petitioners are pushing the Agency to require efficacy data for neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides.

More and more, we are seeing activist groups use the petition process to try and force their agenda at EPA. OFS wrote in support of the current system, in which EPA can require efficacy data in some cases (e.g. public health uses), and choose to waive efficacy data in others (e.g. agricultural uses, where efficacy can vary by region, crop/pest combinations, etc). View our comments here.

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