CropLife America and Three Registrants Give Notice That They Are Prepared to Sue EPA Over Endangered Species Act Restrictions

04/15/2010 -

- CropLife America and three pesticide registrants – Cheminova, Inc.; Dow AgroSciences; and Makhteshim Agan of North America – have filed notice that they are prepared to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), specifically as it relates to salmon habitat in the western U.S.

The filers claim that EPA’s response to these statutory obligations has been thoroughly hijacked by pesticide opposition group litigation so that the Agency is now preparing to impose new use restrictions on crop protection products based on a hastily contrived assessment that – contrary to specific requirements of the ESA – fails to consider the best scientific and commercial information available.

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Visit our Endangered Species Act page to learn more about the history of the issue and its legal implications.

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