Pollinator Stewardship Council et al v. California Department of Pesticide Regulation et al

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Final judgment
United States, Oakland

Beekeepers/Honey Producers
Pollinator Stewardship Council, American Beekeeping Federation
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Gregory C. Loarie

Petition for writ of mandate
, Sulfoxaflor, Neonicotinoid
Reject California’s Approval of Pesticide Sulfoxaflor.
Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Alameda of Oakland, United States

December 3, 2021
Petition for Writ of Mandate is granted with regard to the registration of the two Sulfoxaflor pesticides approved by the DPR.

Beekeepers have sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to get its approval of bee-killing, neonicotinoid-like pesticide sulfoxaflor cancelled. Dow AgroSciences and Corteva, Dow’s former agricultural subsidiary, Siskiyou County Department of agriculture, James E. Smith, in his official capacity as Siskiyou County Agricultural Commission, and Does 1 through 10 are Real Parties in Interest. Earthjustice is also representing the Pollinator Stewardship Council, the American Beekeeper Federation, and beekeeper Jeff Anderson in a separate lawsuit going after EPA’s federal approval of sulfoxaflor in 2019 (19-72109 // 19-72280). On December 3, 2021, the court orders granting the petition for writ of mandate and rejects California's approval of sulfoxaflor.