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California Oak Found. v. Santa Clarita, City of

Citation: 35 ELR 20222
No. No. B175580, (Cal. App. 2d Dist., 11/02/2005)

A court held that a city's approval of an environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed industrial/business park violated the California Environmental Quality Act. Although no other defects were found, the EIR did not sufficiently discuss the adequacy of water supplies for the project. Certain water entitlements relied upon by the city were "paper" water rather than actual deliverable water. On remand, the trial court must issue a writ of mandate vacating the certification until a corrected EIR is submitted and approved.