Judge Lifts Ban On Pesticide Spraying On Calif.'s Central Coast

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.


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