More than 100,000 tons of toxic pesticides are applied every year in California -- including in and near habitat for endangered species. The Environmental Protection Agency's own research shows that 62 registered pesticides used widely in the state are likely harmful to the California red-legged frog, the largest native frog in the American West. After the Center for Biological Diversity sued the agency in 2002, we won a settlement requiring the EPA to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do formal evaluations of those pesticides' impacts. We also won restrictions on use of those pesticides near frog habitat until the evaluations are done -- which they were supposed to be by 2009, potentially requiring permanent restrictions on pesticide use to protect frogs.
But the agencies have failed to act, so on Wednesday the Center sued again. This latest lawsuit is part of our long-running work to prevent harmful pesticide use in endangered species habitats -- part of our campaign to expose the EPA's negligence, secure changes in the pesticide registration process and stop toxic pesticides from contaminating habitat.
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THAT ATRAZINE SOUNDS LIKE SOME TOXIC WASTE.
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