PANNA al v. California Departement of Pesticide Regulation

RG14731906 A145632
July 8, 2014
Final judgment
United States, County of Alameda

Environmental NGOs, Health/Food groups
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), Center for Food Safety (CFS), Beyond Pesticide
California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Other, John Does 1-50
Gregory C. Loarie, Tamara T. Zakim, Stacey Putnam Geis

Civil court
Civil action for injunctive and declaratory relief, Petition for writ of mandate
, Neonicotinoid, Venom, Dinotefuran
Reverse DPR’s June 13, 2014 decision to expand the use of two powerful neonicotinoid insecticides – Venom Insecticide and Dinotefuran 20SG – despite the agency’s still-pending review of impacts to pollinators.
Superior Court of the State of California of County of Alameda, United States

September 19, 2017
The judgment denying PANNA’s writ of mandate is reversed.

Groups challenge California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation approved amended labels for two previously registered pesticides: Dinotefuran 20SG, Venom Insecticide. Groups allege that DPR violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The court denied PANNA’s writ petition in first instance. PANNA appeals. On Sept. 19, 2017, the court of appeal of the State of California reverse the order rejecting PANNA’s writ of mandate and consider that the judgment has to be remanded to the Superior Court with instructions to issue a writ of mandate.