A trio of widely-used pesticides threatens Northwest salmon and the orca that rely on them, even with these species on the brink of extinction. That’s according to a biological opinion from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries office that the environmental law firm Earthjustice unveiled this week.
The document is part of a 2017 court deadline requiring NOAA Fisheries to determine the threat these agricultural pesticides pose to salmon.
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Salmon and orcas are not the only ones threatened by pesticides.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking aim at two rules designed to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals by workers under the age of 18. The agency has filed notices with the federal register of its intent to either tweak or outright eliminate these protections for underage workers.
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