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.
On September 13, Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford released the following statement after the Arkansas Dicamba Task Force provided its recommendations in a report concerning the herbicide dicamba on Monday, September 11. Read moreRead More »
Many states are looking to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to curb the authority of EPA and other agencies and shift decision-making on air quality policies to the states, hoping to tilt “cooperative federalism” — the Clean Air Act’s balance of EPA and states’ powers — in their favor after years[…]Read More »