Santa Cruz court ruling will only TEMPORARILY
stop the Ground and Aerial treatments
in Santa Cruz County until
an EIR has been completed (3-9 month from now). On
May 8, 2008, in Monterey County HOPE.org
will challange the CDFA's LBAM eradication program on the exact same points as
did Santa Cruz, and if the Monterey court rules like the SC Courts did on 4/24/08.
The CDFA will be forced to complete an
EIR before any ground or aerial spray
can contine or start.
DOES ARNOLD'S HALT MEAN?
issued a temporary
to the aerial spray for all other counties in the crosshairs of the CDFA. The
CDFA will continue with all aspect of their ground spray plans ( twist ties, goo
and the release millions of wasps) the SF Greater Bay Area and the Monterey area
wins their court case on May 8.
above is based on what David Dilworth had stated after court on 4/24 and had been
confirmed by CASS Attorney Zelda on the CASS legal team.
We will keep you posted to any new information.
THE RECORD There
was never a guarantee that aerial spraying would happen on the exact day of Aug.
1 in SF or on the exact day
of June 1 for Monterey/ Santa Cruz.
We were told that we could
expect the aerial spray program to start on or after June 1 for Monterey/
Santa Cruz and on or after
Aug 1 for SF Bay Area.
Arnold's Announcement Means Little- It will
mean more should Monterey lose their CEQA court case. The State can and will continue
with all aspects of their toxic and dangerous ground spray portion of their eradication
announcement only possibly
delayed the Aerial Spray in SF
for only a few days. The addititonal tests Arnold
ordered; we are not sure at this time if that is simply part of what is required
by the normal EIR process or if he actually went above and beyond and asked for
more safety tests.