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EPA Failing to Study Pesticide’s Risks to Wildlife, Court Told

Dec. 21, 2021, 9:34 PM

The EPA must either act on a 2017 D.C. Circuit order to review a pesticide’s effects on endangered species or see its registration of the pesticide tossed, environmental groups told the court Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held in June 2017 that the agency’s registration of the insecticide cyantraniliprole violated the Endangered Species Act. Cyantraniliprole, or CTP, is highly toxic to certain species, the agency acknowledged, and it stays in the environment for years.

The court said the 2014 registration could stay in place, but the Environmental Protection Agency needed to make an effects finding ...