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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

League of United Latin American Citizens v. New York

The Ninth Circuit granted environmental groups' petition to review EPA's 2017 order maintaining a tolerance for the pesticide chlorpyrifos, and vacated the Agency's order. The groups argued that the Agency's need for additional...

Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

A district court granted in part but largely denied in part EPA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleging that EPA failed to consult with federal wildlife agencies before registering over 2,000 pesticide...

Beyond Pesticides v. Monsanto Co.

A district court denied a pesticide manufacturer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the label on one of its weed-killing products is false and misleading. The product's label states that it targets an enzyme "found in...

NRDC v. EPA

The Ninth Circuit vacated EPA's conditional registration of a pesticide because the Agency failed to support its requisite finding that registration was in the public interest. A pesticide manufacturer applied to register a pesticide...

Anderson v. McCarthy

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, dismissed a lawsuit against EPA filed by a group of beekeepers, farmers, and organizations concerned about the effect of pesticide-treated seeds on bees and other pollinators. The...

Pollinator Stewardship Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded EPA's unconditional registration of insecticides containing sulfoxaflor, ordering the Agency to obtain further studies and data regarding the effect of sulfoxaflor on bees, as required by EPA...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed with leave to amend environmental groups' lawsuit against EPA alleging that it violated the ESA by failing to undertake required consultations regarding the effects of 382 registered pesticides on endangered...

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Food & Drug Administration

The Second Circuit held that an environmental group has standing to bring an action to compel FDA to finalize its regulation of triclosan, but not triclocarban, both of which are used in over-the-counter antiseptic antimicrobial soap....

Dow AgroSciences LLC v. National Marine Fisheries Service

The Fourth Circuit vacated a biological opinion the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) prepared as part of EPA's reregistration process for three pesticides—chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion. The biological opinion concluded...

Dow Agrosciences LLC v. National Marine Fisheries Service

A district court upheld a NMFS biological opinion (BiOp) concluding that EPA's registration decisions under FIFRA for three insecticides—chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion—were likely to jeopardize the continued existence of 27...