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Thursday, August 09, 2018

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely used pesticide that's been linked to learning disabilities in children and that former agency chief Scott Pruitt refused to take off the market.

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How sad is it that the EPA's own scientists said to ban this stuff but Pruitt and the Trump Administration still refused.

I said Sad, not Unexpected.

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Who says the judges don't make law?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-09 02:32 PM | Reply

No, Sniper.

Who is on first.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-09 02:41 PM | Reply

Ooooooooooooooooooo someone is gonna be pisssssssssed.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-09 02:58 PM | Reply

Who says "conservatives" wont use your kids for political fodder

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The judge did not make law, he interpreted it...correctly.

I just don't know why I bother with SN----. He's nothing but a drive-by troll.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-08-09 03:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

From the embedded article:

a move the court said violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The law governs pesticides and requires the EPA to ban chemicals from being used on food if they are proven to cause harm.

Seems pretty straightforward to me. I am not seeing any ambiguity and whilst I am not familiar with the pesticide in question, based upon perfunctory perusal it looks to be nearly proven to cause harm. It looks like this judge got it right.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-08-09 03:36 PM | Reply

Laura, who can't comprehend the written word when it's followed by: "Posted by JeffJ", will probably accuse me of wrongly labeling this as an act of judicial activism (it isn't).

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-08-09 03:38 PM | Reply

Laura, who can't comprehend the written word when it's followed by: "Posted by JeffJ", will probably accuse me of wrongly labeling this as an act of judicial activism (it isn't).

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-08-09 03:38 PM | REPLY

I do just dandy honey. You do great with your sarcastic manifestations dear. Don't forget you had a huge problem with the Supreme Court declaring the EPA could regulate CO2 emissions. So it's from prior precedence that I made the following claim.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-09 03:46 PM | Reply

The statute quoted in this case is unambiguous. To apply that to CO2 is absurd. Nuance, Laura.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-08-09 03:50 PM | Reply

Seems pretty straightforward to me. I am not seeing any ambiguity and whilst I am not familiar with the pesticide in question, based upon perfunctory perusal it looks to be nearly proven to cause harm. It looks like this judge got it right.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ

Finish your sentence. The judge is right, who was wrong?

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-08-09 06:57 PM | Reply

Apparently Chlorpyrifos creates more snipers. GOP Trump.0 are not going to ban it, they want to put it in school lunches.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2018-08-09 07:23 PM | Reply

The Trump EPA has to be ordered by a judge to do its job. This administration is disgusting.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2018-08-09 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Who says the judges don't make law?

#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Good Gawd Fer Sure! Ok Gomer 👌

Judges make the law.

Sheesh! 🙄

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-09 08:28 PM | Reply

The law governs pesticides and requires the EPA to ban chemicals from being used on food if they are proven to cause harm.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.

#6 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Could you please explain that to the Louie Gomer in post #1?

He seems to be having trouble with how the American Justice system works.

(Of course it might be because he is not from around here. The jury is still out in that)

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-09 08:32 PM | Reply

When DDT was banned Consumer Reports recommended that you still use up your remaining inventory gradually, since it is safer in dilute form than concentrated in a bottle. This accelerates the slow but eventual disintegration of the compound. Unfortunately, banning the pesticide in the USA had little or no effect on global distribution. Completely unnecessary leaded gasoline is still used in six countries, causing permanent brain damage in children.

#15 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-08-10 10:23 AM | Reply

Who says the judges don't make law?

#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Did you read the case? Nope.
Did you know the law used? Nope.
Are you useless? Yep.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-10 02:13 PM | Reply

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