As the Biden administration’s political appointees are named and executive orders are issued, ag lobbyist Jim Callan, is watching what’s happening at the Environmental Protection Agency. “It appears the new administration is going to be tougher on pesticide and herbicide approvals; we’re hoping they’re not going to go too much the way of the European Union. We hope they stick to the risk-based approach embedded in law. We also hope they do not revisit the Waters of the U.S. rule.” Callan says at this time, the nominee for EPA Administrator Michael Regan, is getting positive feedback from agricultural groups. “Ag groups have indicated he is someone willing to hear both sides of the issue and to base decisions on science. That’s really good to hear.”
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