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After ongoing debate and policy reviews this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially announced a national pesticide restriction as part of the Endangered Species Act. The pesticide malathion, used to control mosquitos, aphids and other crop pests, will now have more significant limitations, including no-spray zones, reductions in application rates and label changes aimed at limiting the jeopardization of critical habitat.

Partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the EPA says these mitigation measures adequately reduce the potential effects on listed species. The review process for malathion is ongoing, the EPA says and could have possible additional actions this year.

Read more on EPA’s move on endangered species-driven pesticide restrictions here.


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