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The Battle Over Chlorpyrifos – California Goes Around the Federal Government

Positive Future #458 (Feature photo – Californian Flag – public domain)

Inhabitat Journalist Lucienne Cross brings us the story of how California has moved to ban the chemical Chlorpyrifos – a pesticide proven to cause brain damage in children. This is after the chemical continues to have approval at the federal level.

While the debate and legal issues surrounding chlorpyrifos take up time and energy at the Federal level, increasingly states are making their own decisions about conflicts of interest and local health concerns. You can read the full story here:

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