Several organizations sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge the EPA’s pesticide registration regulations. The complaint alleges that the “EPA may be allowing pesticide use in ways that have unreasonable adverse effects on the environment,” including harm to threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The complaint asks the Court to declare that the EPA violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to respond to the Plaintiffs’ 2017 petition which asked the agency to change its pesticide registration regulations and assess both inactive and active ingredients during the registration process. The suit was brought by the Center for Food Safety, Californians for Pesticide Reform, Center for Environmental Health, and Pesticide Action Network North America.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Food Safety Organizations Sue EPA for Allowing Pesticide Use" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 161.]