Score another one for the good guys.
In 2001 the EPA approved certain pesticide usage without consulting their own biologists. The EPA, which has become just another oxymoron, was appealing another judge's ruling which prohibited pesticide applications within 20 yards of salmon bearing streams.
A federal appeals court upheld on Wednesday a ban on spraying 54 pesticides near salmon waterways in California, Oregon and Washington and said the Environmental Protection Agency must consult federal biologists about protecting endangered salmon and steelhead from harmful chemicals.
In addition, it also required urban home and garden stores in the three states to warn their customers if a product contains pesticides that can harm salmon or steelhead.
That would be the same EPA which advocates the testing of pesticides on children.
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is under fire for suggesting that pesticide testing on children is “ethically and scientifically sound” and for characterizing the cancellation of the testing program as “an unfortunate result of public misunderstanding.”