Dow Loses Bid To Overturn NMFS Salmon Ruling

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed a suit brought against the National Marine Fisheries Service by Dow AgroSciences LLC and two other chemical manufacturers in an effort to overturn an opinion that some of the companies' pesticides have negative effects on Pacific salmon.

Judge Alexander Williams Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday granted the agency's motion to dismiss the case, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked jurisdiction.

The NMFS biological opinion, which was issued in November 2008, states that pesticides containing...
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