9th Circ. Told Weedkiller Ruling Ignores EPA's Bad Science
Law360 (September 16, 2020, 2:20 PM EDT) -- Advocacy groups want the Ninth Circuit to revisit a decision that largely backed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a Corteva Agriscience weedkiller, arguing the agency sidestepped a careful analysis of the product's impact on hundreds of species in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
The National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Biological Diversity and other groups said Tuesday that a divided panel of the court ignored the EPA's use of bad science and the ESA's requirement that the agency consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about species impacted by a weedkiller that can be used on millions...
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