Industry Seeks Greater Role In ESA Review As Environmentalists Vow Suit

November 2, 2018
The mining and pesticide industries, along with state regulators, are backing a Trump administration proposed rule seeking to streamline EPA and other agencies' consultations with federal wildlife agencies on risks to listed species, with industry seeking greater involvement in reviews, though environmentalists are threatening to sue to block the changes. In comments late last month, the National Mining Association (NMA) and pesticide industry coalition Croplife America (CLA) back federal wildlife agencies' proposed rule amending policies governing inter-agency consultations required under...

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