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Sep
13

Intervenors Ask Washington Court to Dismiss ESA Pesticides Case on the Pleadings

Environmental NGOs have sued EPA in a Seattle, Washington federal district court claiming that EPA has not taken any steps to implement the measures recommended in NMFS’ ESA consultation biological opinions for diazinon, malathion, chlorpyrifos, carbaryl, carbofuran, and methomyl.  Dow AgroSciences and CropLife America intervened in the case.

Dow and CropLife have filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case.  Their motion argues that the plaintiffs have failed to allege facts sufficient to demonstrate their standing to bring the case.  Their motion also argues that the plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state claims upon which the court could grant relief.  The court has not yet ruled on Dow and CropLife’s motion.

● Click here to read Dow and CropLifes’ motion for judgment on the pleadings

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