CLA moves to dismiss ESA 'mega' lawsuit
“As recent decisions by the Ninth Circuit and district courts have made clear, and as mandated by FIFRA, any claims directly challenging EPA’s registration decisions should be brought in a federal court of appeals,” added Doug Nelson, executive vice president and general counsel of CLA. “It is imperative that plaintiffs are not permitted to evade the protections and procedures enshrined in FIFRA and court precedent, otherwise no registrant can be confident of a product’s registered status.”
Intervenors have requested for the court to consider the motion to dismiss during the first week of April 2012. To learn more about the legislation that ensures the safety of crop protection and specialty pesticide products, including FIFRA, visit www.croplifeamerica.org/crop-protection/pesticide-regulation.