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Obama Administration Takes Important Step to Protect Endangered Species From Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency and several other federal agencies released new policies (see PDF) on November 14 designed to better assess the risks that pesticides pose to endangered species. These policies will ensure that mitigation measures recommended by the federal wildlife agencies are put in place to protect endangered species in agricultural areas, as well as in areas downstream that are affected by pesticide runoff. They come in response to an April 2013 report from the National Academy of Sciences that criticized the EPA for failing to fully assess the impact of pesticides on endangered species.

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