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US group threatens ESA suit over polar bears

A US environmentalist group has notified the EPA of its intention to file a lawsuit over the Agency’s alleged failure to consider the impacts of pesticides on polar bears and their Arctic habitat. The polar bear was formally listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in May 2008, but the EPA has yet to examine the impacts of any approved pesticide on the species, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) claims. The CBD has brought several lawsuits against the EPA over alleged ESA violations. The EPA recently agreed to settle a 2007 case over the effects of pesticides on 11 endangered or threatened species in California (see this issue).


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