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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

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...

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...

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...

Communities for a Better Env't v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dist.

The Oregon Supreme Court answered three certified questions from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals relating to whether plaintiffs, farmers and irrigation districts that use water from a federal reclamation project in the Klamath...

Friends of Glendora v. Glendora, City of

A district court denied the United States’ motion to dismiss a complaint, brought pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), in which plaintiff alleged that exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune caused...

Parchester Village Neighborhood Council v. Richmond, City of

A district court denied the United States’ motion to dismiss a complaint, brought pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), in which plaintiff alleged that exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune caused...