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.
Pesticide companies will soon need to include a skull-and-crossbones image and alarming language on a toxic herbicide to ensure that the chemical isn’t accidentally ingested. The Environmental Protection Agency issued its final mitigation decision for paraquat dichloride Dec. 15, banning screw caps and other “open” systems of dispensing the product;[…]Read More »
CropLife America commends Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) for introducing the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 amending the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Read moreRead More »