Rural Coalition et al v. EPA et al

20-73220
October 30, 2020
Not judged
United States, Washington, DC

Farmers, Environmental NGOs, Health/Food groups
Rural Coalition, Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), Beyond Pesticides, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Center for Food Safety (CFS)
EPA, Andrew Wheeler
Stephanie M. Parent, George A. Kimbrell, Sylvia Shih-Yau Wu

Administrative
Application for judicial review
Herbicide, Atrazine, Simazine, Propazine
Set aside the Interim Registrations for atrazine, propazine and simazine; grant relief as may be necessary and appropriate to stop the use and sale of pesticides authorized by the Interim Registrations after vacatur.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit of Washington, DC, United States
Appellate (Appeal) Court

Civil society groups petition the Court to review the orders of the EPA approving the interim registration review decisions for the herbicides atrazine, propazine, and simazine. Petitioners allege that EPA violated its duties under FIFRA in approving the Interim Registrations, and that the Interim Registrations lack support in substantial evidence. See also case 3:11-cv-00293-JCS that ordered EPA to assess the risks that atrazine, propazine, and simazine pose to protected plants and animals. In Nov. 2020, the draft Biological Evaluation (BE) assessing risks to listed species from labeled uses of atrazine shows it is causing massive harm to endangered species. Similar draft evaluations for simazine and propazine were also released.