CFS et al v. EPA

3:21-cv-09640 // 21-9640
December 14, 2021
Not judged
United States, San Francisco

Health/Food groups, Environmental NGOs
Center for Food Safety (CFS), Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA)
EPA, Michael S. Regan
Silvia Shih-Yau Wu, George Kimbrell

Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief
, Neonicotinoid
Declare that EPA has violated the APA by failing to provide a timely response to the 2017 Petition; Declare that EPA continues to be in violation of the APA by failing to respond to the 2017 Petition; Order EPA to respond to the 2017 Petition by a Court-ordered date certain, by no more than 90 days...
District Court for the Northern District of California of San Francisco, United States

With no answer to a 2017 legal rulemaking petition calling on EPA to close a regulatory loophole that allows seeds coated with systemic pesticides (coated seeds) to evade the registration and labeling requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), plaintiffs CFS and PANNA file an action for declaratory and equitable relief on Dec. 14, 2021. EPA’s failure to respond to the petition and close the loophole means these pesticides are continuing to cause environmental harm unabated.