A Court Settlement Puts the E.P.A. on Track to Regulate Pesticides More Strictly

A Legal Victory for the (Very) Little Guys

Sep 16, 2023 by NYT > Climate and Environment

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  • Climate|A Legal Victory for the (Very) Little Guys https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/14/climate/epa-pesticides-settlement.html Advertisement SKIP ADVERTISEMENT A LEGAL VICTORY FOR THE (VERY) LITTLE GUYS A new court settlement will put the Environmental Protection Agency on track to regulate pesticides more tightly.
  • Taylor’s checkerspot, an endangered butterfly native to the Pacific Northwest, is one of the species that stands to benefit from the agreement this week
  • Call it a win for the little species, though all kinds of endangered animals and plants stand to benefit.
  • A sweeping legal settlement approved this week has put the Environmental Protection Agency on a binding path to do something it has barely done before, by its own acknowledgment: Adequately consider the effects on imperiled species when it evaluates pesticides and take steps to protect them.

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