Environment & Energy Report

Endangered Species Pesticide Case Could Wrap Up Quickly

March 6, 2017, 8:06 PM

A federal judge appeared ready to move quickly in deciding a court case challenging the EPA’s approval of a pesticide under the Endangered Species Act (Center for Biol. Diversity v. EPA, D.C., 14-1036, 1/11/17).

Attorneys for the Center for Biological Diversity and the Department of Justice argued before a three-judge panel on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Mar. 6 over details of which court— the appeals court or the lower district court—should rule on whether the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in licensing a pesticide that may harm rare...

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