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CommonDreams – Lawsuit Launched To Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide – 24 March 2014

common-dreamsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2014
3:25 PM
CONTACT: Center for Biological Diversity
Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 817-8121
Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety, (443) 854-4368
Jason Rylander, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 682-9400

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide

WASHINGTON – March 24 – Conservation and food-safety groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect hundreds of endangered fish, butterflies and other species from a new, toxic pesticide called cyantraniliprole. The EPA violated the Endangered Species Act by approving the widespread agricultural and residential use of the new pesticide in January without input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, the two federal agencies in charge of protecting endangered species.

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