NRDC and PANNA v. EPA

20-70787
March 20, 2020
Final judgment
United States, San Francisco

Environmental NGOs
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
EPA
Aaron Colangelo

Administrative
Glyphosate, Herbicide
Review and set aside the order of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency titled Glyphosate, Interim Registration Review Decision, Case Number 0178.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit of San Francisco, United States
Appellate (Appeal) Court

June 17, 2022
Positive
The court upheld that EPA failed to adequately assess whether glyphosate could cause cancer and failed to meet its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It orders EPA to reconsider its 2020 finding that glyphosate posed "no health risk to people exposed to it by any means."
National law

NRDC and PANNA file a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of glyphosate arguing that EPA’s approval of glyphosate is unsafe, unhealthy, and unlawful. The petition is joined with a similar one filed by Center for Food Safety (20-70801). On June 17, 2022, the Court of Appeals concluded that EPA failed to adequately assess whether glyphosate could cause cancer and failed to meet its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The federal appeals court calls EPA's analysis of glyphosate "flawed," and orders EPA to reconsider its 2020 finding that glyphosate posed "no health risk to people exposed to it by any means."