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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

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...

Save Our Neighborhood v. Lishman

A court reverses a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a city's approval of a construction project for a hotel, gas station, and convenience store complex. The city's reliance on an addendum to a mitigated negative...

Gilroy Citizens for Responsible Planning v. Gilroy, City of

A court upholds a city's approval of a construction project for a big box retail store. A citizens group argues that the city violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by failing to comply with procedural requirements and...

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Turlock, City of

A court upholds a city zoning ordinance prohibiting the development of a "big box" retail store within its jurisdiction. The city made a legitimate policy choice when it decided to organize development using neighborhood shopping...

San Bernardino Associated Gov'ts v. Superior Court of San Bernardino County

A court vacates an order overruling a county board's demurrer in an environmental group's action seeking to compel the board to conduct an environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) before placing a sales...

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics v. Department of Food & Agric.

A court holds that a lower court erred in denying a citizen group's petition challenging the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (DFA's) certification of a program for controlling a crop disease with pesticides. The DFA...

Citizens for Responsible Equitable Envtl. Dev. v. San Diego Redevelopment Agency, City of

A court holds that a city need not prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for a hotel project in San Diego, California. The potential environmental impacts of the project were...

El Dorado, County of v. Department of Transp.

A court reverses the state transportation agency's approval of an environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed freeway interchange project in connection with a proposed hotel and casino complex on Native American lands and remanded...

California Oak Found. v. Santa Clarita, City of

A court held that a city's approval of an environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed industrial/business park violated the California Environmental Quality Act. Although no other defects were found, the EIR did not sufficiently...

In re Bay-Delta Programmatic Envtl. Impact Report Proceedings

A court holds that portions of an environmental impact report (EIR) for a water quality improvement program in the San Francisco Bay comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. The court rejected the majority of challenges...