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May 09, 2013

National Academy of Sciences report on pesticides

Last week, the Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment of the National Academy of Sciences released a report urging reform in the registration of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.  The report focuses on Endangered Species Act consultation among the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Fish & ...

February 28, 2013

Pesticide manufacturers win big against Fisheries Service

Last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a biological opinion of the National Marine Fisheries Service that would have significantly limited the use of various pesticides in the Pacific Northwest.  In Dow AgroSciences LLC v. National Marine Fisheries Service, the plaintiff manufacturers challenged the Service’s biological op ...