• The Committee for a Clean Kettle Valley; Grand Forks Watershed Coalition v. Administrator, Pesticide Control Act

    Decision Date:
    File Numbers:
    Decision Numbers:
    89/08 PES
    Third Party:
    Ministry of Forests, Permit Holder


    Decision Date: August 23, 1989

    Panel: Dr. William Godolphin, James Marr, Marjorie Ryan

    The appellants appealed pesticide use permits issued to the respondent for trial applications of hexazinone and glyphosate by spot gun and back-pack application. The appellants claimed that the pesticide permitting process violated fundamental democratic principles of resident members. They further maintained the pesticide application will be more harmful than beneficial.

    The Board found that the trial in question was well planned and reasonable. It found all the regulations and guidelines required by the permitting process were followed, and it did not find evidence that there would be any adverse effects on the environment. The Board subsequently dismissed the appeal.