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Environmental impact reports (EIRs)

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...

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...

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...

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 (...

Schenck v. County of Sonoma

A California appellate court held that a county complied with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) prior to approving the development of a large beverage distribution facility project. The plaintiff argued that the county...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach

California's highest court reversed a lower court decision that a city needed to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for a local ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by local businesses. The court agreed that the...

Chawanakee Unified School District v. County of Madera

A California appellate court held that a county's approval of a development project violated the California...

Oakland Heritage v. City of Oakland

A California appellate court held that a city's revised environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed...

Cedar Fair, L.P. v. City of Santa Clara

A California appellate court held that a city's approval of a "term sheet" setting forth the basic plans for...