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Committee for Green Foothills v. Santa Clara County Bd. of Supervisors

The California Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision to hold that an environmental group’s mandamus petition, which challenged a county’s approval of an agreement between the county and a university relating to the...

Friends of Riverside's Hills v. Riverside, City of

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a citizen group's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) claim against a city for approving three tract maps within a specific subdivision without requiring the applicant to...

Committee for Green Foothills v. Santa Clara County Bd. of Supervisors

A California appellate court held that an environmental group's claims against a county concerning certain trails are not time barred. The group claimed that the county board approved activities with respect to the proposed trails...

Feldman v. Bomar

The Ninth Circuit dismissed individuals' appeal from a judgment for defendants in a case claiming that they violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act in adopting a National Park Service...

Concerned McCloud Citizens v. McCloud Community Servs. Dist.

An appellate court reversed a lower court decision vacating an agreement between a water district and a water company for the sale and purchase of spring water. Local groups argued that the district failed to conduct any environmental...

Environmental Council of Sacramento v. Sacramento, City of

A California appellate court upholds a city's and county's certification of a 2003 habitat conservation plan and implementation agreement for threatened hawks and snakes in the Natamos Basin, as well as the state wildlife department's...

San Diego, County of v. Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Dist.

A court reverses a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a community college district's approval of a large construction and remodeling project. The district prejudicially abused its discretion by certifying a final...

Leavitt v. Madera, County of

A California appellate court reversed a lower court's dismissal of residents' petition for writ of mandamus challenging a county's approval of a residential development project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A "...