Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20181
No(s). 14-16833, -16848 (9th Cir. Nov 18, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Hawaii Pesticides Law impliedly preempts a county ordinance that seeks to regulate pesticides and genetically engineered plants. The ordinance would have required commercial farmers to maintain “buffer zones” between crops to which pesti...