The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a mitigation plan to deal with the onslaught of lawsuits from activist groups over the Endangered Species Act. American Sugarbeet Growers Association Vice President of Government Affairs Zach Clark says this plan could fundamentally change farm production. “The courts are siding with the people suing the EPA,” Clark told RRFN. “Essentially, they’re saying, EPA you haven’t been following the law and they put court enforceable deadlines in place. The challenge is that EPA still can’t meet those (deadlines) so we’re really worried about what the follow up will be from those judges when those timelines aren’t met.” Clark said the courts could simply vacate the registration of certain crop protection tools.
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