We have just heard from the Defenders of Wildlife that the DC Circuit yesterday rejected a request by FMC Corporation, the manufacturer of carbofuran, and several U.S. users of carbofuran, for a stay of EPA’s decision to revoke food tolerances of the deadly pesticide. FMC and some organizations were trying to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing their decision at the end of this year.
This court ruling means that the EPA’s decision to revoke all tolerances of carbofuran will take effect after December 31, 2009.
However it does not affect exports of Furadan – one of the the primary causes of death of lions in Africa.
The Defenders of Wildlife are running their own campaign to ban Carbofuran.