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San Francisco Bay Area Endangered Species Litigation - Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

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  5/17/10 - Court Issues Order and  Stipulated Injunction Regarding  Pesticides and Eleven Species  found in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

 7/15/09 - EPA to re-open
 comment period on proposed
 Stipulated Injunction and accept
 public comment until August 17,
 2009   7/1/09 - Proposed Stipulated
 Injunction Available for a 15-Day
 Public Comment Period:

On May 30, 2007, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that EPA failed to comply with section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in regard to 47 pesticides and 11 species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA (Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA, Case No. 07-2794-JCS (N.D. Cal.) (PDF)) (49 pp, 195.33K, About PDF).  Ultimately, 75 pesticides came to be at issue in this case. The public can monitor new developments in this case as they occur on this Web page.

EPA continues to work with regulatory partners to meet its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to protect endangered or threatened species from potential risks posed by pesticide use. EPA is addressing issues related to potential effects of pesticides to threatened or endangered species, while to the extent appropriate, continuing to keep pest control tools available.

Species Identified in Law Suit

The species identified in the lawsuit are found in the greater San Francisco Bay area:

Pesticides Named in Law Suit

The 75 pesticide active ingredients identified in the lawsuit are: 

2,4-D
acephate
acrolein
alachlor
aldicarb
aluminum phosphide
atrazine
azinphos-methyl
bensulide
beta-cyfluthrin
bifenthrin
brodifacoum
bromadiolone
bromethalin
carbaryl
carbofuran
chlorophacinone
chlorothalonil
cholecalciferol
chlorpyrifos
cyfluthrin
cyhalothrin (lambda)
cypermethrin
deltamethrin
diazinon
difenacoum
difethialone
dimethoate
diphacinone
disulfoton
diquat dibromide
endosulfan
EPTC (eptam)
esfenvalerate
ethoprop
fenpropathrin
fipronil
fluvalinate
imidacloprid
magnesium phosphide
malathion
maneb
mancozeb
metam sodium
methamidophos
methidathion
methomyl
methoprene
methyl bromide
metolachlor
naled
oryzalin
oxydemeton-methyl
oxyfluorfen
PCNB
pendimethalin
permethrin
phenothrin
phosmet
phorate
potassium nitrate
propargite
resmethrin
s-metolachlor
simazine
sodium cyanide
sodium nitrate
strychnine
tetramethrin
thiobencarb
tralomethrin
trifluralin
warfarin
zeta-cypermethrin
zinc phosphide

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