Conservation Group Threatens to Sue EPA Over Pesticide Approval

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent a sixty-day notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge the EPA’s approval of more than 300 pyrethroid insecticide products without considering their harm to endangered plants and animals. The pyrethroid class of insecticides is particularly harmful to freshwater wildlife and is lethal to many plant and animal species. CBD argues that the EPA has ignored Endangered Species Act requirements by failing to take any conservation action to protect affected endangered species from the approved pesticides.