Farmworker Association of Florida et al v. EPA

21-1079
March 3, 2021
Final judgment
United States

Environmental NGOs, Unions, Farm/rural workers
Farmworker Association of Florida, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Environmental Working Group (EWG)
EPA
Jonathan Evans, Stephanie M. Parent

Administrative
Insecticide, Nematicide, Carbamate, Aldicarb
Cancellation of the registration of aldicarb by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States
Appellate (Appeal) Court

June 7, 2021
Positive
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit vacates EPA approval of aldicarb for Florida citrus plants.
National law

Groups file a lawsuit to stop the dangerous pesticide aldicarb from being used on Florida's citrus groves, after EPA approved its use on Jan. 12, 2021 although EPA and Bayer, the manufacturer, had reached an agreement to end it in Oct. 2010 because it may pose unacceptable dietary risks, especially to infants and young children. On June 7, 2021 the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit vacates EPA registration of aldicarb. The Florida State had overriden Trump EPA approval of aldicarb on April 22, 2021.