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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...

Quantitative Settlement Agreement Coordinated Civil Cases

ELR Case

A California court validated a settlement agreement and 11 related agreements concerning the conservation, transfer, and exchange of Colorado River water diverted for beneficial consumptive use among Southern California water agencies....

Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation v. County of El Dorado

ELR Case

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision upholding a county's adoption of an oak woodland management plan and mitigation fee program without preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California...

San Diego v. Board of Trustees of the California State University

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that a state agency's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) and approval of a master plan for the expansion of a state university violated the California Environmental Quality Act (...

Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

ELR Case

A California court held that the California Air Resources Board's "functional equivalent document" and scoping plan to reduce greenhouse gases as it relates to cap and trade complies with the California Environmental Quality Act. The...

Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary v. Golden State Water Co.

ELR Case

A California appellate court reversed and remanded a lower court decision denying water districts' motion to amend a 1961 judgment that imposed a "physical solution" on the West Coast groundwater basin. The districts wanted to store...

Madera Oversight Coalition, Inc. v. County of Madera

ELR Case

A California appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision granting an environmental group's petition for writ of mandamus challenging a county's approval of a mixed-use development project under the...

Ross v. California Coastal Commission

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that the California Coastal Commission complied with the California Coastal Act and the California Environmental Quality Act when it certified a coastal development project along beachfront dune...

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...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach

ELR Case

California's highest court reversed a lower court decision that a city needed to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for a local ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by local businesses. The court agreed that the...