March 12, 2014
Pesticide spraying to fight a crop-eating moth can resume on California's central coast.
According to a lawyer for the environmental group that took the matter to court, a Monterey County judge has lifted a temporary ban on the aerial spraying.
The judge says he's satisfied with a government plan to address any environmental or health concerns.
Judge Robert O'Farrell had issued a temporary injunction to stop the spraying after environmentalists sued over the apple moth eradication program.
After a first round of spraying last month, residents reported feeling short of breath and sharp stomach pains.
It wasn't immediately clear when spraying would resume.