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A Fender's blue butterfly at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. This endangered species and its habitat are one of dozens threatened by the new pesticide cyantraniliprole.
(George Gentry / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
case June 3, 2014

Protecting Endangered Species From The Dangerous New Pesticide Cyantraniliprole

Conservation and food safety groups, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect endangered species from a new, toxic pesticide called cyantraniliprole. EPA risked far-reaching harm to both aquatic and terrestrial species by approving the widespread use of this new pesticide in January 2014 without input…

Farmer spraying pesticide in paddy field.
Press Release June 3, 2014

Groups Fight to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide

Conservation groups sue Environmental Protection Agency for approval of pesticide without input from wildlife biologists