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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Voices for Rural Living v. El Dorado Irrigation District

A California appellate court reversed in part a lower court decision granting a petition to vacate an irrigation district's approval of an agreement to provide water to a casino on tribal land. In approving the agreement, the irrigation...

Sierra Club v. 22nd District Agricultural Ass'n

A California court dismissed all but three claims raised by an environmental group challenging a county's environmental impact report for a fairground expansion project. The group raised concerns about impacts of the proposed...

Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center v. County of Siskiyou

A California appellate court upheld a county's approval of a project to expand an existing wood veneer manufacturing facility in order to permit cogeneration of electricity for resale. Environmental and citizens groups filed a petition...

Coalition for Clean Air v. City of Visalia

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision dismissing environmental groups' lawsuit against a city for violating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in connection with its approval of a company's proposal...

Abatti v. Imperial Irrigation District

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying agricultural water users' claim that an irrigation district violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it adopted regulations for the...

Sierra Club v. Napa County Board of Supervisors

A California appellate court upheld a county board's adoption of a zoning ordinance pertaining to lot line adjustments. The ordinance continued the county's existing administrative practice of allowing lot line adjustments impacting...

Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority

A California appellate court held that a local board's environmental impact report (EIR) for the construction of a light rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica complies with the California Environmental Quality...

No Wetlands Landfill Expansion v. County of Marin

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision directing a county board to hear an administrative appeal of an environmental impact report (EIR) and permit for a landfill expansion project. A local environmental...

Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation v. County of El Dorado

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision upholding a county's adoption of an oak woodland management plan and mitigation fee program without preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California...

San Diego v. Board of Trustees of the California State University

A California appellate court held that a state agency's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) and approval of a master plan for the expansion of a state university violated the California Environmental Quality Act (...