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Environmental impact reports (EIRs)

Santa Monica Baykeeper v. City of Malibu

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a petition challenging a city's environmental impact report (EIR) for and...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan and to enjoin implementation...

Cherry Valley Pass Acres & Neighbors v. City of Beaumont

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a city's approval of a project to build 560 residential units on a 200-acre site long used for agricultural purposes. A citizens group...

San Diego Navy Broadway Complex Coalition v. San Diego, City of

A California appellate court held that a local development agency was not required to prepare a subsequent or supplemental environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the potential...

Center for Biological Diversity v. San Bernardino, County of

A California appellate court upholds a lower court decision decertifying a county's environmental impact report (EIR) for an open-air human waste composting facility under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Substantial...

Communities for a Better Env't v. Richmond, City of

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC's approval of a construction project that would allow a natural gas importer to import greater quantities of liquefied natural gas and distribute it in gaseous form. The petitioner, a...

Watsonville Pilots Ass'n v. Watsonville, City of

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court’s issuance of a writ of mandate directing the city of Watsonville to, among other things, set aside its certification of a final environmental impact report (EIR) and its...

Jones v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal.

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision that granted in part a citizen group’s petition for a writ of mandate under the California Environmental Quality Act challenging the certification of an environmental impact...

Melom v. Madera, City of

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that denied plaintiff’s petition for a writ of mandate directing a city to set aside its approval of a revised site plan for a commercial retail shopping center project...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. Manhattan Beach, City of

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court’s decision to vacate an ordinance issued by the City of Manhattan Beach, which prohibited certain retailers from distributing plastic bags to customers at the point of sale, until the...