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Enviros Aim To Use EPA Guidance Removal Rule As Tool Despite Opposition

“Despite environmental groups’ opposition to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allows the public to ask the agency to eliminate policy guidances, at least one organization has already started to use the rule to its advantage.

The rule, finalized in September, allows the public to petition to eliminate or change guidance documents issued by the agency.

Under the newly-effective rule, the Center for Biological Diversity is already asking the agency to get rid of guidances that they argue don’t give endangered species concerns enough weight in the pesticide approval process.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill November 19, 2020.