Advocacy Group’s Lawsuit Challenges FWS’ Failure to Protect Endangered Species from Harmful Pesticides

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, challenging the agency’s alleged failure to protect endangered species from harm caused by pesticides used in habitats that are critical to their survival. The lawsuit alleges “unreasonable delay” in FWS’ failure to respond to CBD’s petition for rulemaking on this issue, which was submitted more than four years ago.