Court will hold oral arguments on March 6 on whether the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act in approving a pesticide. The eventual decision will set the stage for a suite of similar pesticide challenges and answer pivotal legal venue questions.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing an interagency Working Group to evaluate and improve the Endangered Species Act consultation process for pesticide registration. Read more
FWS Adding Ten Species and Updating Five Species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a Final Rule amending the List by adding: “… three foreign coral species (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana), dusky sea snake, Banggai cardinalfish,[…]