EPA Wrongly Cleared Use Of Rodenticide, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law by failing to consult the Fish and Wildlife Service before registering the rodenticide Rozol for black-tailed prairie dogs, but stopped short of blocking the chemical's use.

U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council, which voiced concern about the chemical's impact on other vulnerable wildlife, in declaring that the EPA breached the Endangered Species Act and said the court indeed had the power to enjoin the...
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