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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

California Native Plant Soc'y v. Santa Cruz, City of

A district court held that a city complied with the California Environmental Quality Act in approving a master plan for a project on city-owned greenbelt property. The project will have a significant effect on the habitat of the Santa...

Long Beach v. Los Angeles Unified Sch. Dist.

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision denying a city's petition to overturn a school district's final environmental impact report (FEIR) for a high school construction project. The city argued that the school...

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

A California trial court held that a city's environmental impact report for a major expansion of an oil refinery in Richmond, California, violated the California Environmental Quality Act's new greenhouse gas requirements. Although the...

Colony Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Specialty Trailer Leasing, Inc.

A district court held that the pollution exclusion clause contained in a transport company's insurance policy does not cover bodily injuries stemming from the release of a naturally occurring gas. The case arose after dock workers were...

California Native Plant Soc'y v. Rancho Cordova, City of

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision that a city violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in approving a residential and commercial development project. The lower court properly ruled that the...

California Native Plant Soc'y v. El Dorado, County of

A California appellate court reversed a lower court's summary judgment that a county's approval of a congregate care construction project did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act or its general land use plan. The county...

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-...

Riverwatch v. Olivenhain Mun. Water Dist.

A California appellate court held that a water district violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it approved an agreement concerning the operation of a landfill and recycling center. The water district argued that...

Friends of Riverside's Hills v. Riverside, City of

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a citizen group's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) claim against a city for approving three tract maps within a specific subdivision without requiring the applicant to...

Save Tara v. West Hollywood, City of

The Supreme Court of California held that under some circumstances, an agency's agreement allowing private development, conditioned on future compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), constitutes approval of the...