- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
Several manufacturers and industry associations had joined the case in an attempt to broaden the EPA's 2006 exemption. According to a release by the Western Environmental Law center, the court "told them in no uncertain terms that their products are harmful to human health and the environment, and therefore the [agency] must regulate aquatic pesticide applications under the Clean Water Act."
The decision will mean all commercial pesticide applications near waterways will require NPDES permits.