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Nonprofit threatens to sue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over pesticides
January 10, 2006
An environmental group in the Bay Area is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, believing the EPA is too loose in its regulation of the use of pollutants such as pesticides.
The group, The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting endangered species, contends the EPA is allowing hazardous pesticides to endanger the welfare of Bay Area wildlife.
The lawsuit would seek to restrict the use of pesticides that may potentially be hazardous until the chemicals have been sufficiently studied and deemed to be safe.
According to the Palo Alto Daily News, which reported the story, the EPA hasn't yet responded to the suit but has 60 days to do so.
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