EPA Says Court Can't Hear Bias Suit Over Pesticide Accord

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 1:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday asked a federal judge to toss a lawsuit accusing it of inadequately resolving a claim that a California environmental agency discriminated against Latinos by not doing enough to stop schoolchildren from being exposed to pesticides, saying the court lacks jurisdiction.

The dispute centers on the plaintiffs’ challenge of a settlement agreement between the EPA and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, which resolved an administrative complaint filed with the EPA under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of...
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