February 14, 2011
NSSF Files Motion to Dismiss in Traditional Ammunition Lawsuit
Last month the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the EPA rejection of a CBD petition to ban the use of traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976. Soon after the lawsuit was filed, NSSF filed a motion to intervene, a motion granted, despite opposition from the CBD, by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Now a part of the case, NSSF has wasted no time in filing a motion to dismiss. The basis for this motion is that the CBD failed to file a timely challenge to the EPA’s denial of their petition. NSSF has also noted that even if the petition was timely, ammunition was intentionally exempted from the EPA’s jurisdiction by Congress.
Read the NSSF motion here.