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Stockton Citizens for Sensible Planning v. Stockton, City of

The California Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision to find that a citizen group’s suit challenging a city’s approval of a Wal-Mart was time barred under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The city filed a notice...

California Unions for Reliable Energy v. Mojave Desert Air Quality Management Dist.

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision that a local air district's adoption of a rule to reduce airborne dust is exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The rule...

Bus Riders Union v. Los Angeles County Metro. Transp. Agency

A California appellate court held that a local transportation agency's bus fare increase was statutorily exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Bus riders filed a petition for writ of...

Sustainable Transp. Advocates of Santa Barbara v. Santa Barbara County Ass'n of Gov'ts

A California appellate court held that a county was not required to conduct environmental review of a tax measure concerning transportation funding under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) prior to placing it on the general...

Great Oaks Water Co. v. Santa Clara Water Valley Dist.

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a water company's petition challenging a water district's use of a statutory rate-setting exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act to raise groundwater-...