Préfet de Seine-Saint-Denis v. Maire d’Epinay-sur-Seine

February 27, 2020
Final judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Corinne Lepage

Summary proceedings
Glyphosate, Other
The prefect requests the cancellation of the order of 13 September 2019 banning the use of synthetic pesticides and glyphosate-based products taken by Hervé Chevreau, mayor of Epinay-sur-Seine.
Administrative Court of Montreuil, France

March 19, 2020
The request of the Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis is rejected. The State will pay the commune of Epinay-sur-Seine 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 commune issued by the mayor of Epinay-sur-Seine 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. On March 20, 2020, the summary proceedings judge rejected the request of the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis.