On Feb. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finally decided a lawsuit challenging EPA’s decisions during re-registration for failure to consult under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) about pesticide products containing 31 different active ingredients. Although the Ninth Circuit upheld the District Court’s dismissal of most of the Center for Biological Diversity’s claims, the Ninth Circuit still allowed the case to go forward, potentially for all 31 pesticides. The litigation will continue, and the Environmental Protection Agency may eventually face court deadlines to consult about these and many more pesticides—an outcome that would massively reorder how EPA’s pesticide resources are spent.
EPA has proposed expanding its registration of the controversial herbicide Enlist Duo to allow use of the mixture on corn and soybeans in 19 additional states and on cotton, after re-affirming its initial 2014 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration decision that the product’s two active ingredients do[…]Read More »
EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Read moreRead More »