CA Court Ruling Stops Pesticide Spraying by State Department of Food and Agriculture

California Superior Court Judge Hon. Timothy Frawley issued an injunction on February 22, stopping the CA Department of Food and Agriculture’s pesticide program until the agency complies with state environmental laws. Since 2014 over 1,000 pesticide treatments have been carried out using chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects. Last week’s court ruling is a victory for the City of Berkeley and the 11 public health, conservation, citizen, and food safety groups that formed a coalition to bring the lawsuit.

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