ESA tangle addressed at pesticide review

ESA tangle addressed at pesticide review

In a 2004 court ruling, EPA was mandated to consult on 37 pesticides and their potential impact on salmon species. For a number of reasons, to date, not a single consultation has been completed.

On Nov. 15, USDA and EPA, along with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marines Fisheries Service (the Services), held a public stakeholder workshop to discuss their white paper outlining an interim three-step approach to assess the risks to endangered and threatened species associated with pesticide exposure.

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires federal agencies to consult with the Services if a federal action might result in harm to a listed species or its crit

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