Green Groups Ask 9th Circ. To Force Immediate Herbicide Ban
Law360 (June 12, 2020, 6:36 PM EDT) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has brazenly disregarded a Ninth Circuit order to pull approval for the herbicide dicamba for cotton and soybeans and should be held in contempt, a group of environmental advocates argued in requesting immediate enforcement of the ban.
The Center for Food Safety, National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America told the appellate court Thursday that the EPA had completely undermined its order earlier this month to vacate the agency’s decision allowing dicamba to be used on the two crops until the end of July.
The court had determined the…