Group against spraying loses court case

Group against spraying loses court case

Associated Press – May 12, 2010 7:05 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A group that has repeatedly tried to get Metro Nashville to stop using pesticides to kill mosquitoes has lost another court battle.

The Tennessee Court of Appeals said Wednesday that a Davidson County chancellor rightfully dismissed the case brought by No Spray Nashville.

The appellate court found that the group has no legal basis for challenging Metro’s plan for spraying mosquitoes, other than just not liking it.

The group believes Metro should only spray pesticide in the case of an emergency and more emphasis should be placed on prevention of mosquitoes.

Rachel Sumner, a member of the group, has said that since the court battle began, Metro has increased the threshold for spraying.

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