FOIA Number: USDA-17-0094

USDA Emails with Pesticide Industry and Trade Groups Regarding Pesticides

May 13, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture emails with American Farm Bureau Federation, CropLife America, Dow, and FMC concerning pesticides. We submitted this FOIA to get information about EPA’s decision to deny a petition to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, despite Obama Administration concluding that the pesticide may cause birth defects.

American Oversight and Environmental Working Group Challenge EPA Over Failure to Release Pesticide Records

June 22, 2017
American Oversight today filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force the release of documents and communications regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision on March 29th to overrule Agency scientists and permit the continued use of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

American Oversight and Environmental Working Group Demand Release of Pruitt Communications with Pesticide Industry

April 12, 2017
American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) today launched a joint investigation into the March 29, 2017 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications about Decision to Overrule EPA about Chlorpyrifos

April 11, 2017
FOIA to USDA seeking communications regarding the decision to overrule EPA scientists and allow the continued use of chlorpyrifos.