Industry stakeholders seek dismissal of pesticide-endangered species 'mega suit'
Friday February 24 2012
Industry stakeholders this week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging EPA violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to consult with federal wildlife agencies regarding the impacts of some 382 pesticide active ingredients on 214 endangered and threatened species across the country. The lawsuit was filed too late, in the wrong court, and without enough specificity, the stakeholders assert.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America filed the lawsuit Jan. 19, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The case has been stayed for nearly one year as the two sides pursue settlement discussions.
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