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Suit Accuses EPA of Ignoring Harms of Pesticides

A federal judge will consider whether to dismiss a sweeping lawsuit claiming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowed hundreds of pesticides to be used despite evidence of harmful effects on more than 200 endangered and threatened species.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America allege the EPA has allowed the pesticide use without required consultations with federal agencies to study the impacts.

The groups want the court to order the EPA to consult with wildlife experts on the use of 384 pesticides to ensure harmful chemicals aren't sprayed in the habitats of species that include Florida panthers, California condors, piping plovers and Alabama sturgeon.

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