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California Environmental Quality Act

Protecting Our Waters and Environmental Resources v. Stanislaus, County of

ELR Case

The California Supreme Court held that a county's policy of approving permits for new water wells without environmental review violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Conservation groups argued that issuances of the...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Department of Conservation

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, a California appellate court affirmed dismissal of a challenge to the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources' issuance of 213 permits to drill new oil wells in a California oil field. Environmental...

Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District

ELR Case

A California appellate court affirmed dismissal of a challenge to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's determination that an oil refinery project would reduce air pollution. An environmental group first argued the...

King and Gardiner Farms, LLC v. Kern, County of

ELR Case

In a partially published opinion, a state appellate court set aside Kern County's approval of an ordinance amendment proposed by oil and gas industry groups to streamline the permitting process for new oil and gas wells. Environmental...

Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Conservation

ELR Case

A California court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the California Department of Conservation, Division Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act in...

Schenck v. County of Sonoma

ELR Case

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...

Chawanakee Unified School District v. County of Madera

ELR Case

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

ELR Case

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