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Group threatens EPA with ESA lawsuit over failure to consult on diazinon

An environmental legal activist group claims EPA has failed to complete required consultations with other federal agencies to ensure continued use of the insecticide diazinon does not jeopardize endangered species or adversely modify their designated critical habitat. In a letter dated May 27, and sent to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the group EarthJustice gave the officials the legally required 60-day notice before legal action could commence.


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