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Barn Media 10-27: Senate Not Likely to Bring Relief from Pesticide Permits Before Deadline

The deadline for EPA to start issuing permits for pesticide spraying in or near water is now less than a week away. The U.S. House has already approved a measure to ban the court-ordered permitting – but it’s been held up in the Senate Environment Committee by California’s Barbara Boxer and Maryland’s Ben Cardin. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley doesn’t expect anything to change by Monday – the October 31st deadline. He says Boxer and Cardin don’t seem to understand the weight of their failure to act.

The deadline for EPA to start issuing permits for pesticide spraying in or near water is now less than a week away. The U.S. House has already approved a measure to ban the court-ordered permitting – but it’s been held up in the Senate Environment Committee by California’s Barbara Boxer and Maryland’s Ben Cardin. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley doesn’t expect anything to change by Monday – the October 31st deadline. He says Boxer and Cardin don’t seem to understand the weight of their failure to act.