Ninth circuit court reviews new lawsuit against latest dicamba registrations
Environmental and food safety groups are once again challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s dicamba registrations.
The lawsuit was filed by the same groups who challenged EPA’s 2018 dicamba registrations, resulting in a federal court vacating three dicamba labels earlier this year.
Similarly, this lawsuit has been filed through the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco arguing that EPA failed to abide by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and violated the Endangered Species Act when re-registering dicamba products XtendiMax, Engenia and Fexapan for the next five years.
In addition, the new case questions EPA’s decision banning states from using the Section 24c special local needs label process to further restrict dicamba use, without posting notice and allowing a comment period for that decision.
Plaintiffs in the case include the National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Food Safety, Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network.