Congressman Markey and Congresswoman Napolitano wrote a letter dated August 9, 2011, to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  This letter urges FWS to complete its consultation with EPA over EPA’s general Permit under the clean water act for pesticides application.  The FWS consultations are required under the Endangered Species Act.  The letter also asks FWS several questions regarding other ESA consultation issues involving pesticides.

The August 9, 2011 Democrats’ letter to FWS is attached below.