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Defending Kaua’i Pesticides Ordinance

Case Number # 2589

Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety are prepared to intervene on behalf of community groups to defend a Kauaʻi County Council ordinance restricting the use of pesticides near sensitive areas by companies developing GMO crops, if any companies challenge the bill in court.

The bill requires companies that use more than five pounds or 15 gallons of restricted-use pesticides annually to reveal the chemicals they use. The bill also requires a 500-foot buffer zone near medical facilities, schools and homes, among other sensitive locations. The ordinance also requires disclosure of the type and location of any genetically engineered plants they grow.

Press Releases

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Multinational corporations challenging pesticide disclosure law
Monday, February 24, 2014
Kauaʻi law under attack by multi-billion dollar chemical companies
Monday, November 18, 2013
GMO companies must disclose chemicals they spray and avoid sensitive areas
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Kauaʻi mayor bows to industry pressure