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Apr
13

California Court Allows CropLife Intervention in Red-Legged Frog Case

In an order dated March 22, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted CropLife America full intervention as of right in all aspects of a case brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.  This case presents Endangered Species Act-based challenges to pesticide registrations: Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife, No. C 11-05108 JSW (N.D.Cal.). The NGOs in this case challenge the alleged failure of defendants Environmental Protection Agency and United States Fish and Wildlife Service to timely complete the consultation process under Section 7(a)(2) of the ESA with regard to impacts on the California red-legged frog from sixty-four pesticides that are subject to the terms of the Court’s prior Injunction and Order. The court granted intervention because it held that the Federal Government defendants only represented the public interest, and not the private commercial interests represented by the pesticide trade association CropLife.

On March 23, 2012, CropLife and other private parties filed this intervention decision in support of their pending motion to intervene in another ESA pesticides case, CBE v. EPA, NO. 11-CV-293-JCS  (N.D. Cal.), which is in the same court.

●  Read CropLife intervention decision and motion attached below.

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