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EPA Admits Error in Pesticide Registration, Requests Do-Over

April 15, 2021, 5:15 PM

The EPA asked a federal appeals court to remand its challenged registration for the pesticide sulfoxaflor to allow the agency to defend and correct, according to a Thursday brief.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it didn’t comply with the Endangered Species Act before registering the pesticide. The agency pressed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit not to vacate the registration because it would make the pesticide’s sale and distribution illegal under federal law.

The EPA neglected to determine whether sulfoxaflor may affect, or has no effect, on Endangered Species Act listed species and their critical habitat.

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