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EPA, Pesticides, and the Endangered Species Act

SFM] Pesticides and Endangered Species – In a 2 to 1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed in part a district court ruling which dismissed much of a 2011 lawsuit against the EPA by two environmental groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America, which claimed that EPA endangered wildlife by approving pesticides “… without required consultation with wildlife officials …” – The Court of Appeals ruled that the claim that the “… Endangered Species Act requires the EPA to consult with wildlife officials when they re-register a pesticide …” could proceed and has remanded the case back to the lower court.

Web site: Source: February 2, 2017 Opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case 3:11-cv-00293-JCS, posted at
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/02/02/14-16977.pdf

A February 2, 2017 AP news story, titled “Court revives suit over government pesticide approvals” is posted at
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EPA_PESTICIDE_USE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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