For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.
2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant manufactured by Monsanto and Dow. USDA proposes to allow farmers to plant 2,4-D resistant corn and soy wherever they please without any government oversight, and downplays any and all impacts.
Petitioners respectfully petition this Court to find that (1) EPA violated its duties under FIFRA in issuing the conditional registration, and (2) EPA violated the Agency’s duties under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. §§ 1533-44, by failing to consult with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service to insure that conditionally registering dicamba for uses on genetically engineered cotton and soybean in the thirty-four states will not jeopardize any listed species or destroy or adversely modify any of their critical habitats, see 16 U.S.C. § 1536 (a)(2), and to grant relief as may be appropriate.
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