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Conservation Group Sues EPA over Approval of Increased Heavy Metal Exposure that Jeopardizes Imperiled Species

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed an Endangered Species Act lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that the EPA disregarded warnings from the National Marine Fisheries Service and failed to assess harms to endangered species of turtles and fish before nearly tripling levels of cadmium pollution allowed in U.S. waters. CBD is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief.

Lawsuit Challenges EPA’s Failure to Protect Freshwater Endangered Species from Point Source Pesticide Discharge

The Center for Biological Diversity is seeking review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of a general permit for the discharge of biological and chemical pesticides into U.S. waters. CBD argues that the EPA has failed to comply with its statutory obligations under the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act to ensure that issuance of the permit will not jeopardize any listed species or designated critical habitat.