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US FWS seeks dismissal of ESA pesticide suit

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges it failed to ensure that legal applications of three popular herbicides do not jeopardise endangered species in the San Francisco Bay area. The environmentalist plaintiffs lack standing to bring the suit and the new claims are barred by a prior legal settlement, the Service says in a May 15th filing with the US District Court for the Northern District of California.


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