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Los Angeles, City of v. Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

A district court dismissed a city's lawsuit against California state and local air districts challenging fees it must pay to mitigate wind-blown dust from a dry lake bed that exceed state and federal air standards. Section 42316 of the...

SCOPE v. Santa Clara, City of

A California court ordered a city to set aside its approval of a development project until it complies with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The environmental impact report for the project failed to summarize documents...

Sierra Club v. County of San Diego

A California court held that San Diego County's climate action plan violates the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and must be set aside. The plan should have been the subject of a supplemental environmental impact report (EIR...

Coastside Fishing Club v. California Fish & Game Comm'n

A California appellate court upheld the denial of a fishing club's petition for a writ of mandate directing the California Fish and Game Commission to vacate its regulations that create Marine Protected Areas and Marine Managed Areas in...

Golden Gate Land Holdings, LLC v. East Bay Regional Park District

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision allowing a park district to go forward with its condemnation action to help complete a shoreline park and trail but ordering the district to prepare an environmental impact...

Firebaugh Canal Water District v. United States

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of DOI in water districts' lawsuit challenging the agency's management of California's Central Valley Project. The water districts argued that DOI should be...

Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Ass'ns v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court held that commercial fishing groups may go forward with their NEPA lawsuit against the Bureau of Reclamation in a case involving the Bureau's approval of eight water delivery contracts in California's Central Valley....

Schmeer v. County of Los Angeles

A district court upheld a county ordinance prohibiting retail stores from providing plastic carryout bags and requiring them to charge customers 10 cents for each paper carryout bag provided. The paper carryout bag charge is not a tax...

Alameda County Flood Control v. Department of Water Resources

A California appellate court upheld the California Department of Water Resources' (DWR's) method for crediting State Water Project (SWP) water recipients with revenues from hydropower generated at the Oroville Dam. DWR purchases the...

Los Angeles, City of v. Kern, County of

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision preliminarily enjoining a county from enforcing a voter-approved ballot measure banning the use of agricultural fertilizer made from recycled municipal sewage sludge in...