While nerve gas is illegal to use in warfare, the US-EPA and California’s EPA (Department of Pesticide Regulation) both approved it.
The fundamental corruption of both Environmental “Protection” Agencies is illuminated when we learn that —
1) California EPA’s own scientists warned against approving the gas.
2) In October 2007, more than 50 scientists, including six Nobel Laureates, wrote to U.S. EPA opposing the approval of methyl iodide
3) An independent scientific review panel’s chair, Dr. John Froines, called methyl iodide, “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth,” citing research that the pesticide causes cancer, late-term miscarriages and contaminates groundwater.
California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation approved Methyl Iodide in the final moments of the Arnold Schwarzenegger administration falsely claiming it was needed for “Emergency” purposes.
The lawsuit on the use of the chemical will continue.
Its Not Over
Arysta has not asked to have its US-EPA approval revoked, because they may bring the nerve gas / pesticide back in the future. In the meantime, Arysta intends to sell their Methyl-Iodide nerve gas in other countries.
PS I have long maintained that “EPA” means “Environmental Protection by Autopsy.”