Comments Due August 6th on EPA’s Draft Vulnerable Species Pilot Plan

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter

As we summarized in last week’s newsletter, EPA has released a draft plan to protect vulnerable species listed under ESA. One of these species, the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, has habitat areas in Oregon. EPA’s plan would impose a complete restriction on conventional, outdoor-use pesticides within these habitat areas, which cover hundreds of thousands of acres of land currently engaged in agriculture and commercial forestry production. Comments are due August 6th (submit comments here).

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