Ellis v. Housenger

3:13-cv-01266
March 3, 2012
Final judgment
United States, Northern District of California

Beekeepers/Honey Producers, Environmental NGOs, Health/Food groups
Steve Ellis, Tom Theobald, Jim Doan, Bill Rhodes, Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, Sierra Club, Center for Environmental Health
EPA, LLC, CropLife America, Bayer, Syngenta, Valent
Sylvia ShihYau Wu, George A. Kimbrell, Peter T. Jenkins, Paige M. Tomaselli

Civil court
Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief
Neonicotinoid, Clothianidin, Thiamethoxam
The plaintiffs challenge the actions of the EPA to allow the use of pesticide products containing the active ingredients clothianidin and thiamethoxam and ask that it conforms to the law on endangered species.
District court of Northern District of California, United States
Court

May 8, 2017
Partially Positive
The Court determined that EPA has systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it approved bee-killing insecticides known as neonicotinoids and that it had illegally registered 59 pesticides between 2007 and 2012
National law

The plaintiffs challenge the actions of the EPA to allow the use of pesticide products containing the active ingredients clothianidin and thiamethoxam. They consider that EPA failed to comply with the FIFRA by denying plaintiffs' request to suspend the registration of products containing clothianidin and by registering certain products containing clothianidin or thiamethoxam without first providing notice in the Federal Register. Plaintiffs allege that the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") by failing to consult with the Fish and
Wildlife Service ("FWS") prior to approving certain applications to register products containing clothianidin and thiamethoxam.