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CropLife Africa Middle East, a member of CropLife International, represents the plant science industry and a network of national associations in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The "Plant Science Industry" includes manufacturers and distributors of crop protection products (pesticides) seeds and biotechnology products.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safety review involves over 100 toxicology and environmental studies on crop protection products that must demonstrate that their proper use do not pose unreasonable risks to human health or the environment before it can be registered for use by EPA.
Endangered Species Act “Mega Suit” Settlement Discussions Continue
May 11, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court of Northern California granted CropLife America’s (CLA) motion to lift the stay in Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America v. Environmental Protection Agency (“Mega” lawsuit) effective November 1, and did not change CLA’s status as an intervenor and full party to settlement discussions. The court stated that it would not allow the lawsuit to continue unresolved for a prolonged period of time. Lifting the stay will allow the court to hear CLA’s motion to dismiss all claims based on lack of jurisdiction and other grounds. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit seek to restrict uses of EPA-approved and registered crop protection and public health products in ways that would drastically and negatively alter agriculture and public health protection in the United States. CLA is committed to opposing restrictions on crop protection products that are not necessary to protect the species in question, that would cripple farmers’ ability to effectively operate their businesses, and that disregard EPA’s findings that these valuable agricultural tools are safe when used according to their labels.