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

February 13, 2020
Provisional judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Stéphane Blanchet
MM. L. and M.

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Other
The prefect requests the cancellation of the order of September 2019 banning the use of glyphosate-based herbicides and synthetic pesticides taken by Stéphane Blanchet, mayor of Sevran.
Administrative Court of Montreuil, France

March 3, 2020
The Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis' request is rejected.
National law

The order banning the use of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of Sevran 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 had 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.