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Gabrielli v. New Paltz

A New York appellate court reversed a lower court decision annulling a local law aimed at preventing the despoilation and destruction of wetlands and watercourses. The lower court ruled that the town enacted the law in violation of New...

Central Delta Water Agency v. California Department of Water Resources

A California appellate court, in a pair of related cases, held that the California Department of Water Resources's...

Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District v. California Department of Water Resources

A California appellate court, in a pair of related cases, held that the California Department of Water Resources's environmental...

PT Air Watchers v. State

The Washington Supreme Court upheld the state environmental agency's determination that an EIS was not necessary for a proposed biomass cogeneration project at a kraft pulp and paper mill. An environmental group argued that by not...

Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Conservation

A California court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the California Department of Conservation, Division Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act in...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City & County of San Francisco

A California appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, upheld San Francisco's ban on the use of plastic "checkout bags" by retail establishments in the city and county. A group of plastic bag manufacturers and distributors filed suit...

Parker Shattuck Neighbors v. Berkeley City Council

A California appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, dismissed residents' lawsuit challenging a city's decision not to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for a proposed...

Save Panoche Valley v. San Benito County

A California appellate court upheld a county's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) regarding a proposed solar power development. A citizens group argued that the county violated the California Environmental Quality Act...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. County of Marin

A California appellate court upheld a county ordinance banning single-use plastic bags and imposing a fee on single-use paper bags against claims that the ordinance was enacted in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (...

Sierra Club v. County of San Diego

A California court held that San Diego County's climate action plan violates the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and must be set aside. The plan should have been the subject of a supplemental environmental impact report (EIR...