Sep. 20, 2019
In the Doubs, the mayors of Audincourt and Boussières had banned the use of any product containing glyphosate
throughout the territory of their commune. The Prefect of Doubs had made known that he was attacking these orders. The administrative court of Besançon unsurprisingly made the same decision as Langouët in Ile-et-Vilaine considering that prohibiting pesticides is the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture and not under the jurisdiction of police mayors.
At the court hearing (September 13), Madeleine Babes still wanted to believe it. The lawyer of the commune of Audincourt (13,600 inhabitants) pointed out "a deficiency of the State which should have already intervened to regulate the use and the modes of spreading of the glyphosate". "He did not do it, the mayor, invested in protecting the population, has no choice but to act, his moral, political and legal responsibility is at stake", he said.