EPA Must Get The Atrazine Rule Right

EPA recently published their Preliminary Interim Decision (PID) on atrazine. The PID corrects an ultra-low 2016 ecological risk assessment based on poor-quality studies and would have virtually banned the use of atrazine on corn acres.  While this is a positive development, it is imperative that EPA gets the science right.

The inclusion of defective studies can have drastic consequences in future reviews, including the upcoming Endangered Species Act biological evaluation. Replacing atrazine with any comparable alternative would not be as effective and increase your cost of production at a combined expense of $30 per acre.

Tell EPA to get the science right and protect your right to use atrazine.  Comments are due by March 2, 2020.  Send your email today!

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