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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Friends of Sierra Madre v. Sierra Madre, City of

The court holds that initiative measures generated and placed on the ballot by a public agency are not exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The city of Sierra Madre enacted a historic preservation ordinance, and...

Planning & Conservation League v. Department of Water Resources

The court holds that the environmental review of a water allocation agreement between the state department of water resources and 29 local water contractors violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). After the parties...

Woodward Park Homeowners Ass'n v. Garreks, Inc.

The court holds that the city of Fresno, California, must prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for a corporation's already complete construction of a car wash in a...

Amador, County of v. El Dorado County Water Agency

The court holds that a county water agency that certified that its environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed water project calling for increased water use from mountain lakes complied with the California Environmental Quality Act...

Carmel-by-the-Sea, City of v. Department of Transp.

The court holds that most of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed highway realignment through Hatton Canyon near Carmel-by-the-Sea in California satisfies the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the...

El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpio v. Kings, County of

The court rules that the final environmental impact report that resulted in issuance of a conditional use permit for the construction and operation of a hazardous waste incinerator at the Kettleman Hills site in Kings County, California...