Judge Shoots Down Enviros' Bid To Ban Lead Bullets

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday nixed three environmental groups' bid to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead shot and bullets under the Toxic Substance Control Act, leaving only their similar challenge to lead in fishing equipment.

The plaintiffs, lead by the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a petition asking the EPA to ban the use of toxic lead in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle in August 2010.

In dismissing the plaintiffs' claims related to the regulation of lead shot and bullets, U.S....
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