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California Environmental Quality Act

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)...

Santa Monica Baykeeper v. City of Malibu

ELR Case

A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a petition challenging a city's environmental impact report (EIR) for and...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

ELR Case

A California court ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set aside its "functional equivalent document" that evaluates the environmental consequences of its climate change scoping plan and to enjoin implementation...

Wollmer v. City of Berkeley

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that a city did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it approved an...

Cherry Valley Pass Acres & Neighbors v. City of Beaumont

ELR Case

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a city's approval of a project to build 560 residential units on a 200-acre site long used for agricultural purposes. A citizens group...