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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From New, Toxic Pesticide


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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From New, Toxic Pesticide

WASHINGTON - Conservation and food-safety groups submitted a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect threatened and endangered species, including butterflies, amphibians and birds, from flupyradifurone, a newly approved systemic insecticide. The EPA recognized that flupyradifurone could harm wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act but failed to consult with expert wildlife agencies as required by the Act before approving it on January 14, 2015.

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