Environmental groups have sued EPA in San Francisco federal court.  They allege that EPA’s registration of pesticides violates federal law. Industry groups have intervened. The litigation has been stayed by the court pending settlement negotiations by the EPA and the Enviros. Pursuant to court order, on February 2, 2012, EPA and the Enviros filed a status report with the court which stated that they are still “pursuing settlement discussions and are in the process of

arranging the next meeting.”  They asked the court to schedule a status conference on April 13, and to extend the stay until April, 13, 2012, with a new status report due April 6, 2012. The current status report further states that industry “Intervenors oppose the stipulation to extend the stay but will continue to participate in any settlement negotiations.”

● The current status report is attached below.