December 8, 2015 / 11:58 AM / 4 years ago

Calif. court says state moth control program lacked proper review

Dec 8 -

A California appellate court has ruled that a state agency did not undertake an adequate environmental review when it approved a seven-year pest control program for an invasive moth species.

Environmental groups, represented by Cooley and Earthjustice, sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture after the agency set up a plan in 2010 to limit the spread of the light brown apple moth, which it said could harm growth of certain fruits and trees.

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