EPA Admits that it Failed to Consider Fungicide’s Impacts on Humans and Wildlife

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admitted that it failed to consider relevant human health and wildlife studies when it approved the fungicide difenoconazole for use on crops, asking the Ninth Circuit for a chance to withdraw the decision itself. The agency asked the Ninth Circuit to deny a challenge from the Center for Food Safety seeking to vacate the EPA's interim approval of the chemical over alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Endangered Species Act.