The EPA has been given 90 days to justify why a dangerous pesticide should still be available for use. The EPA was sued after former chief Scott Pruitt reversed a ban on on the pesticide.
Chlorpyrifos is widely used on citrus fruit and other crops. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued the order to the EPA after farmworker, environmental groups and several attorneys general asked. A three-judge panel ordered the pesticide to be banned last summer.