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Montgomery, County of v. Complete Lawn Care, Inc.

A state appellate court reversed a lower court ruling that struck down a county ordinance banning the use of certain pesticides for cosmetic purposes throughout the county. The lower court concluded the ordinance was preempted by state...

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Hawaii Pesticides Law impliedly preempts a county ordinance that seeks to regulate pesticides and genetically engineered plants. The ordinance would have required commercial...

El Comité Para el Bienestar de Earlimart v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied community groups' petition for review challenging EPA's approval of revisions to California's SIP concerning air emissions from pesticides, known as the "pesticide element." The revisions related to the...