Endangered Species Act/Pesticide Legal Battle Underway

by Craig Regelbrugge & Joe Bischoff
12/18/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - EPA has requested that a U.S. district court dismiss a "mega-suit" which challenges the registration of 382 pesticide active ingredients as it fails to identify specific violations of the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit alleges that more than 300 pesticides were not subjected to proper analysis required under the ESA. The plaintiffs asked the Court to issue an order requiring EPA to engage in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries to determine the effects of the pesticides on various endangered and threatened species. Click here for the complete article from the American Nursery and Landscape Association, ANLA.