California’s Proposition 65 Listing of Glyphosate
On November, 15, 2017, NAWG joined a coalition of leading agriculture groups across the country as the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the State of California for its inaccurate classification of glyphosate under Prop 65. As a result of California’s Prop 65 listing, manufacturers of products containing glyphosate, or residues thereof, sold in California will need to affix a false and misleading warning label to their products.
On February 27, 2018, NAWG and plantiffs (collectively known as the Ag Defense Alliance) had a big win in the case. Citing harm to the nation’s agriculture economy, Judge William Shubb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting California from implementing its “false and misleading” Prop 65 labeling requirement for the herbicide glyphosate.
On June 22, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb for the Eastern District of California issued a ruling in favor of NAWG and the Coalition by granting summary judgment and issuing a permanent injunction enjoining the warning requirement of Proposition 65 as to glyphosate. Memorandum and Order Regarding Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment, June 22, 2020 (“June 22, 2020 Order”). Read the release here.
NAWG and the Ag Defense Alliance have launched a website providing resources and information about its case against California’s unjustified Prop 65 listing of glyphosate. The Fix Prop 65 website provides research and background on the case, testimonials from farmers, information about glyphosate, how it is used, and what the scientific community has stated about this safe-for-use, environmental sustainable herbicide. For more information, visit FIXPROP65.COM and read our release here.
You can also find more information on Bayer’s site: www.GlyphosateLitigationFacts.com.