EPA Agrees To Study Pesticides' Effect On 11 Species

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT) -- The Center for Biological Diversity has reached a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the use of 75 pesticides in Northern California, winning an injunction that restricts the use of the pesticides in areas home to about a dozen at-risk species while the agency examines their effects.

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the environmental group's injunction request on Monday, ruling that the EPA hadn't complied with the Endangered Species Act.

"The EPA...
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