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EPA History: Pesticides

Farmer in Watsonville, California spraying crops with pesticides.

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Press Releases and Speeches

  • EPA to Ask for Comments on New Pesticides Law
    [EPA press release - November 8, 1972]

  • Train Stops Manufacture of Heptachlor/Chlordane, Cites Imminent Cancer Risk
    [EPA press release - July 30, 1975]

  • EPA Acts to Ban EDB Pesticide
    [EPA press release - September 30, 1983]

  • EPA Sets Standards for FIFRA, TSCA Lab Tests
    [EPA press release - November 1, 1983]

  • EPA Approves First Use in Environment of Genetically Altered Bacteria
    [EPA press release - November 14, 1985]

  • FIFRA Amendments of 1988
    [EPA press release - October 26, 1988]

  • Daminozide (Alar) Pesticide Canceled for Food Uses
    [EPA press release - November 7, 1989]

  • Dursban Announcement
    by Carol M. Browner [EPA speech - June 8, 2000]