Critical EPA Pesticide Process Survives 9th Circ. Ruling

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 7:58 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit decision striking down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a new textile pesticide has been painted by the environmental group challenger as a major victory, but experts say the decision  preserves a critical approval process that helps products quickly enter the marketplace.

Although the majority of the appeals court panel agreed earlier this month with the Natural Resources Defense Council's claims that the EPA shouldn't have granted HeiQ Materials AB’s registration application for its AGS-20 anti-microbial product because of safety concerns, the decision...
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