Agri-Pulse reports:

Pesticide manufacturers and a leading environmental group reacted positively to EPA’s latest effort to address its endangered species problem, a proposed strategy released Monday that tries to come up with a set of common conservation practices that can be used to mitigate the impacts of herbicides.

“We appreciate EPA’s efforts to resolve the challenges of ESA review of pesticide registration decisions,” CropLife America said in a statement. “We are reviewing the documents that were published today and will be submitting comments. CLA will continue to advocate for a process that works for all interested stakeholders.”

Center for Biological Diversity, which has been active in lawsuits seeking to force the EPA to conduct interagency consultations with federal wildlife agencies, reserved judgment on the eventual impact of the document. However, scientist Nathan Donley said the group was pleased that EPA is trying to “think outside the box.”

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