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Oct
25

Court Denies Industry Motion and NGOs Move for Summary Judgment in ESA Pesticides Case

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, and filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings in it.

In an order dated October 1, 2012, the court denied the Interveners’ motion.  On October 10, 2012, the plaintiffs’ filed a motion for summary judgment in the case.

● Click here to read court’s order denying motion to dismiss

● Click here to read plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment

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