SAN ANDREAS – The Center For Biological Diversity this week announced it is filing suit to force federal officials to devise regulations for 64 pesticides that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined pose a threat to the endangered red-legged frog.

The pesticides include a wide variety of compounds that are important to agriculture in the region or used in home yards and gardens. They include glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup; permethrin, used as an insect repellent and in topical treatments for scabies; and a variety of agricultural pesticides including 2,4-D, Aldicarb, Atrazine, Diazinon and Malathion.

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