CBD et al v. EPA

December 23, 2020
Not judged
United States

Environmental NGOs, Health/Food groups
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) ; Center for Food Safety (CFS) ; Family Farm Coalition ; Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
EPA, Andrew Wheeler, Other
George A. Kimbrell, Sylvia Shih-Yau Wu, Meredith Stevenson, Stephanie M. Parent

Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief
Dicamba, Herbicide
Declare that the Registration Actions and dicamba product registrations violate FIFRA and its implementing regulations; Declare that EPA failed to support the Registration Actions and dicamba product registrations with substantial evidence; Declare that the Registration Actions and product registrations are new uses that required public notice and comment… ; Set aside, or vacate, the Registration Actions and product registrations in whole or part as needed to stop their sale and use...
United States District Court of Arizona, United States

Four public interest groups filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rushed re-approval of products containing the dangerous, drift-prone dicamba pesticide. Despite its high volitility, and its high level of danger for the environment, dicamba products have been reautorized by the EPA in 2020 in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The lawsuit follows the groups' successful prior cases, decided in June 2020, in which the court ruled the EPA's previous approval to be unlawful and struck it down. On Jan. 6, 2022, the groups filed a motion requesting the court allow the litigation to proceed immediately and be expedited. The motion is in response to EPA's December 2021 report admitting another season of widespread harm to farmers and endangered species following EPA's 2020 registrations.