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Center for Biological Diversity News Release

Court: EPA Must Consider Harm to Endangered Species When Approving New Pesticides

WASHINGTON— A federal court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency must consider harm to protected plants and animals before approving new pesticides.

The ruling came in response to a challenge by conservation groups of the agency’s registration of cyantraniliprole, a novel and untested insecticide with deadly impacts on endangered butterflies and other native pollinators.

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