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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear FMC's Carbofuran Appeal

9:15 AM MDT | June 7, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a petition by FMC and several industry groups which had appealed to the high court for a review of EPA's decision restricting carbofuran, a pesticide. The groups appealed a lower appellate court decision that held an administrative hearing on the EPA's decision to ban carbofuran in the U.S. was not required. FMC, the sole U.S. producer, had argued the agency erred by not holding the hearing prior to the finalizing the restriction. “We are greatly disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review the...

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