April 13, 2021
Not judged
United States, Washington, DC

Environmental NGOs
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Hannah Connor, Daniel C. Snyder

Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief
Insecticide, Imidacloprid, Flumethrin
Declare as unlawful EPA’s failure to make a timely determination on the Center’s FOIA Request; ... Order EPA to promptly conduct a search that is reasonably calculated to locate all records responsive to the FOIA Request,... Order EPA to promptly provide the Center with all records sought in this action which are not subject to any FOIA exemption.
United States District Court for the District of Columbia of Washington, DC, United States

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to release documents regarding the Seresto flea and tick collar, which has generated more than 75,000 reports of harm ranging from skin irritation to death of pets. These documents had been requested in August 2020 by the Center under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The EPA acknowledged receipt of the Center’s request, and its FOIA tracking website provided an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2020. Yet the Center had not received a single document responsive to the request at the date of Apr. 13, 2021. Seresto collars are plastic bands impregnated with two insecticides that are released over time and coat an animal’s fur. CBD has also launched a legal petition on EPA to cancel Seresto flea collar linked to deaths of nearly 1,700 Pets on Apr. 8, 2021.