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Thursday
Mar142013

Court of Appeals Issues Landmark Ruling Concerning Effects of Three Pesticides on Salmon Species 

On February 21, 2013, a three judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous landmark decision in Dow Agrosciences v. National Marine Fisheries Service setting aside a Biological Opinion (BiOp) prepared by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that found that use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion could jeopardize the viability of certain species of salmon and their habitat.

This new decision will have far-reaching consequences because of the large number of pesticides that may be subject to referral to either the NMFS or the Fish and Wildlife Service (the Services) in connection with previous actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during pesticide reregistration or future actions by EPA during registration review.

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Reader Comments (1)

Its funny how the government is so clear when it comes to fish and wildlife and is so clueless when it comes to people.

Seems like a similar warning should be made about government handouts: Warning... these government handouts contain money that was taken from someone who earned it and given to you. Use of these subsidies may further reduce your desire to work hard and be a productive member of society - why work when you can live off of society for free. Continued use of these subsidies pisses off the middle class and drains their ability to support your lazy ass.

Or what about the legalization of Marijuana... I don't see any government warnings there either, but I'm glad we are taking care of the salmon!

March 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbeef

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