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Court Issues Order and Stipulated Injunction Regarding Pesticides and Eleven Species found in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

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After considering public comment the Federal Government agreed to a Stipulated Injunction to resolve the lawsuit, Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA (Case No.: 07-2794-JCS). On May 17, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Ordered the Stipulated Injunction (PDF) (54 pp, 998.04K, About PDF)

The Stipulated Injunction sets forth a schedule by which EPA will review the registrations of pesticides containing any of 75 pesticide active ingredients for their potential effects to 1 or more of 11 federally-listed threatened or endangered species in 8 counties around the San Francisco Bay area of California.  The injunction also identifies interim pesticide use limitations intended to reduce exposure to the 11 species during the time EPA is assessing these pesticides and consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as appropriate.  The injunction also commits EPA to:


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