Environment & Energy Report

Pivotal Endangered Species Pesticide Case Moves in Appeals Court

Jan. 11, 2017, 7:16 PM

A federal appeals court is moving forward on a potentially precedent-setting case on how agencies consult on pesticides that may endanger rare species.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hold oral arguments March 6 on whether the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act in approving cyantraniliprole, an insecticide registered for use in 2014 (Center for Bio. Diversity v. EPA, D.C., 14-1036, 1/11/17). The insecticide is used in the citrus and blueberry industries, where farmers are battling insects that spread citrus greening disease and invasive fruit flies, respectively.


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