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'Mega-Suit' Refiled

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The Center for Biological Diversity refiled the sweeping lawsuit seeking to ban many registered pesticides in the United States.

| June 24, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has refiled its sweeping federal lawsuit that seeks to ban or restrict numerous registered pesticides in the United States, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). 

The "mega-suit" was dismissed earlier this year after Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero of the U.S. District Court Northern District of California ruled that CBD failed to provide the minimum required information to support its claim that EPA did not meet its statutory obligations to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on certain pesticide decisions. 

The original suit sought to ban over 380 registered pesticides. NPMA notes that the number of pesticides listed in the refiled complaint is substantially less than the original filing, the new suit still includes several rodenticides and compounds used to manage many general pests and termites. The refiled complaint can be read here

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