Moms On a Mission Hui et al. V. EPA et al. Reference : No description Complaint date : September 14, 2016 Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : United States Plaintiffs types : Environmental NGOs Plaintiffs names : The Moms On a Mission Hui, Pō‘ai Wai Ola/West Kaua‘i Watershed Alliance Defendants : United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : Paul H. Achitoff, Kylie W. Wager Case nature : Civil court Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : Other Requests : Respect the civil rights of indigenous peoples by adopting more protective legislation on pesticides Name of the Court : No description Jurisdiction level : No description Decision date : June 1, 2019 Decision nature : No description Decision content : No description Legal basis : No description Court Ruling : No description Summary : On September 14, 2016, natives organizations The Moms On a Mission (MOM) Hui and Pōʻai Wai Ola/West Kauaʻi Watershed Alliance, filed a complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate and ensure that the policies, Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawai'i Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 insofar as they encourage the intensive use of pesticides near Native Hawaiian communities. Title VI and the agency's regulations prohibit recipients of federal funds from engaging in practices that discriminate on the basis of race, colour or national origin. As a result of the post-complaint investigation, EPA entered into an Informal Resolution Agreement in 2019 with the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture (HDOA) to improve regulations regarding the application of pesticides that caused disproportionate harm to Native Hawaiians in West Kauaʻi and Molokaʻi. The complaint against the ADC remains pending. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : Complaint Press release. Earthjustice, "After Civil Rights Complaint By Native Hawaiian Groups, U.S. EPA Acts On Pesticide Impact"