EPA Says Pesticide Controls Comply With ESA In Enviro Suit

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 4:41 PM EST) -- The federal government on Friday told a California federal court a case by environmentalists seeking to force the Environmental Protection Agency to research certain pesticides further before approving them for use around endangered species must be dismissed because the plaintiffs don’t say how the agency violated the Endangered Species Act.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America are challenging the EPA’s oversight of pesticide products containing any of 382 active pesticide ingredients registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. But the...
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