The House Agriculture Committee wants the Environmental Protection Agency to explain why the EPA accidentally published a final report early. Documents released last month online said glyphosate was not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. However, EPA pulled the report three days after publishing, saying the documents were not ready to be released. The documents indicated the information was the final report from the EPA and also included an assessment of atrazine. Lawmakers and agriculture industry groups together claim the errantly published documents indicate “problems with EPA’s management of its chemical review and publication process.” Lawmakers also asked what steps still need to be taken to finalize and issue the glyphosate report.
EPA officials say the agency will “respond appropriately” to the letter.
Source: NAFB News Service