EPA Announces Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for New Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently released an exciting new policy that will increase protection for threatened and endangered species and their habitats! The new policy requires that, before a new pesticide active ingredient (AI) is approved, it is evaluated for potential effects on federally threatened or endangered species and their designated critical habitats. Prior to this policy announcement, these potential impacts were not consistently assessed. Read more about the policy here.