Préfet de Seine-Saint-Denis v. Maire de Montfermeil

February 17, 2020
Provisional judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Xavier Lemoine
Corinne Lepage

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Other
The prefect requests the cancellation of the order of 9 September 2019 banning the use of synthetic pesticides and glyphosate-based products taken by Xavier Lemoine, mayor of Montfermeil.
Administrative court of Montreuil, France

March 3, 2020
The Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis' request is rejected. The State will pay the commune of Montfermeil the sum of 1,000 euros, pursuant to Article L. 761-1 of the Code of Administrative Justice.

The order banning the use of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of Montfermeil is attacked by the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearing at the Administrative Court of Montreuil for seven towns in Seine-Saint-Denis which have adopted an anti-pesticide order took place on 2/25/2019. On March 3, 2020, the interim relief judge rejects the request of the Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis.