9th Circuit Rejects Novel Rights Act Suit Over EPA Pesticide Plan Approval

May 11, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has rejected environmental justice groups' novel suit claiming that EPA violated the Civil Rights Act (CRA) when it approved an unenforceable California pesticide control plan that critics say disproportionately exposed Hispanic schoolchildren to harmful pesticides including methyl bromide. The three-judge panel of the court also rejected the two other claims made in the case, El Comite Para El Bienestar De Earlimart, et al., v. EPA, et al ., “with the hope...

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