Environmental groups have sued EPA in San Francisco federal district court.  The Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America are the two plaintiffs in the case.  They seek a court order that would amount to a judicial take-over of EPA’s regulation of pesticides under the Endangered Species Act. 

On March 15, 2011, the court granted a motion to stay litigation in the case.  The motion was filed jointly by the two plaintiffs and by the defendant EPA.  The motion asked the judge to stay the case for the following reasons:

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