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US judge rejects industry bid to toss out salmon suit

A US federal judge has rejected a bid by CropLife America to dismiss the bulk of a complaint brought by environmentalists against the US EPA that alleges the Agency has failed to protect endangered salmon from six insecticides. The decision keeps alive a lawsuit being closely watched by the pesticide industry and indicates there is little end in sight to the long-running battle over the responsibility of federal regulators to ensure legal pesticide uses do not adversely impact species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).


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