Préfet des Yvelines v. Maire du Perray-en-Yvelines

1906708
August 29, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Versailles

Politicians
Préfecture des Yvelines
Paulette Deschamps
Corinne Lepage

Administrative
Summary proceedings
Insecticide, Neonicotinoid, Other
Cancellation of the decree of 17 May 2019 banning neonicotinoid pesticides on the territory of the municipality of Perray-en-Yvelines taken by Paulette Deschamps, Mayor.
Administrative court of Versailles, France
Court

September 20, 2019
Negative
The anti-pesticide order issued by the Mayor of Perray-en-Yvelines was suspended by the judge of the Versailles Administrative Court because "the plea raised by the Prefect of Yvelines based on the incompetence of the Mayor seems likely to create a serious doubt as to the legality of the contested acts".
National law

The decree banning neonicotinoid pesticides in the municipality of Perray-en-Yvelines issued by the mayor is attacked by the prefect of Yvelines on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor, but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearings took place on 9/16/2019. The order is suspended by the judge of the summary proceedings on 09/20/2019. To date, 80 municipalities have issued decrees against pesticides. The municipality is appealing.