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Crop Life America Official Says Regulatory Process Needs Fixing

A new report commissioned by Crop Life America and done by Summit Consulting shows the current regulatory system to review crop protection products is broken and needs repair.  C-L-A Senior Director of Regulatory Policy Mike Leggett says having EPA, Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries Service regulate and re regulate could cost taxpayers an additional $ 474 million over the next ten years. He says that’s if the existing system for endangered species consultation continues for crop protection products.

Leggett says C-L-A hopes to show EPA the study results and convince them of the need for a change. He says if that doesn’t work then they’ll have to go to Congress for legislative relief.

He says the current regulatory system makes it difficult to gain timely approval of new pesticide products and get access to new tools and new uses.

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