After banning the use of the chlorpyrifos insecticide, the EPA wants states to oversee the disposal of any on-hand product. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring told EPA the Project Safe Send program doesn’t have the resources or funding to accept large quantities of chlorpyrifos for disposal. North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer addressed the issue with EPA Administrator Michael Regan. “I want to make sure the EPA won’t seek to punish growers that hold the product and are working with state agencies to properly handle the disposal.” Due to years of inaction, Regan said the courts are now implementing timelines. “Our regional offices are working with North Dakota right now to navigate the tough terrain we’re in.”
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