27 Feb '15, 6pm

This will be an important case: NRDC sues EPA to force action on Monarch butterflies

WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015)—The Natural Resources Defense Council today accused the Environmental Protection Agency of dragging its feet on efforts to save the imperiled monarch butterfly and filed suit to force the agency to act. EPA’s failure to respond to an urgent petition that sought to limit the use of a pesticide that’s been destroying monarch habitat, filed more than a year ago by NRDC, has resulted in “significant ongoing harm” to the vulnerable butterfly population, according to the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York City. “The longer EPA delays, the greater the risk we could lose the monarch migration,” said Dr. Sylvia Fallon, an NRDC senior scientist and director of its Wildlife Conservation Project. The monarch butterfly, an iconic North American species that makes a unique 2,500 mile annual migration from the mountains of central Mexico to ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2015/150227.asp

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[KANSAS CITY]An environmental group sued the US government on Friday, accusing regulators of discounting the dangers that ...