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categorical exemption

Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley

ELR Case

The California Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that a developer's proposal to demolish an existing home and build a 10,000 square-foot single-family home on the lot may not be categorically exempt from environmental review...

Sequoia Forestkeeper v. Tidwell

ELR Case

A district court invalidated two U.S. Forest Service regulations exempting from public notice, comment, and administrative appeal requirements land and resource management plan decisions that are categorically excluded from NEPA review...

United States v. Coalition for Buzzards Bay

ELR Case

The First Circuit held that the U.S. Coast Guard violated NEPA when it issued regulations that preempt state...

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...