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EPA Must Review Pesticide’s Environment Effects, Court Says (1)

Nov. 22, 2022, 4:26 PMUpdated: Nov. 22, 2022, 8:19 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency must review the effects of a registered insecticide on endangered species, a federal appeals court ruled.

The agency had a “clear duty” to perform an effects determination before registering cyantraniliprole, or CTP, in 2014, and it also had a “clear duty” to obey a 2017 US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit order, a three-judge panel of the court said.

A petition for a writ of mandamus by the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety, which argued the agency’s delay risked the health and habitats of endangered species, was granted ...