Environmental Groups Sue State Over Pesticide Plan

Jan 30, 2015

  A sweeping plan to give the California Department of Food Agriculture free rein in applying pesticides statewide is being contested by a broad coalition of food and environmental groups that contend it violates the state’s Environmental Quality Act.

   During the public comment period, before the environmental document was finalized, thousands of people offered thoughts, suggestions and feedback. Yet very little of that was acknowledged, says Nan Wishner of the California Environmental Health Imitative.

That disregard for public input is also reflected throughout the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, objects Amy Trainer, Executive Director of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin.

The entire CDFA full environmental report has been posted online. You can read the lawsuit challenging it here.