Archive for October, 2013

Government Shutdown Stays ESA Pesticides Case in Washington State

The enviro plaintiffs filed a supplemental amended complaint in the ESA pesticides in Seattle federal  court. All parties to this case have also joined in a motion asking the court to stay the case until the Government shut down ends, and the Government attorneys are allowed to work again.  Click here to read stay motion.






CRE Comments on NRC Review of EPA’s Draft NMDR Paper

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments on the National Research Council’s review of EPA’s draft paper State of the Science on Nonmonotonic Dose Response. CRE’s comments emphasize the need for EPA to ensure the reproducibility of studies the Agency uses to assess and regulate NMDRs. CRE’s comments also discuss the recent NRC report Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides. This NRC report expounded the Information Quality Guidelines, which apply to all studies used by EPA.

Click here to read CRE’s comments