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Conaway, Dunn Praise EPA Guidance to Maintain Pesticide Registration Integrity

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Washington, August 9, 2019 | comments
Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance that it will no longer approve labels containing the State of California’s Proposition 65 warning statement on products containing glyphosate. Following the announcement, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) made the joint statement below:

“Farmers and consumers alike depend on a science-based, transparent, and predictable pesticide registration process to provide access to important tools while protecting human health and the environment. California’s Proposition 65 labeling requirement for products containing glyphosate is misleading and interferes with EPA’s ability to communicate factual information to consumers. We applaud Administrator Wheeler and his team for maintaining the integrity of the pesticide registration process by rejecting these inaccurate labeling requirements.”
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