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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

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 (...

Madera Oversight Coalition, Inc. v. County of Madera

A California appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision granting an environmental group's petition for writ of mandamus challenging a county's approval of a mixed-use development project under the...

Ross v. California Coastal Commission

A California appellate court held that the California Coastal Commission complied with the California Coastal Act and the California Environmental Quality Act when it certified a coastal development project along beachfront dune...

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...

Del Cerro Mobile Estates v. City of Placentia

A California appellate court dismissed a mobile home park owner's complaint challenging a city's environmental impact report (EIR)...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board to set aside its "functional equivalent document" and...

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...