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California Municipalities Face Difficult Land Use Decisions in Wake of Cannabis Legalization

USA - May 22 2017 Following cannabis legalization in California, municipalities are beginning to face difficult decisions related to land use and planning. The…

California Supreme Court Sets New Deferential Standard for Supplemental CEQA Review

USA - September 28 2016 In Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo Community College District, No. S214061 (Cal. September 19, 2016), the California Supreme…

Emily M. Burkett, Norman F. Carlin.

California Supreme Court Sets New Deferential Standard for Supplemental CEQA Review

USA - September 28 2016 The “new project” versus “changed project” distinction is important because courts are deferential to lead agencies in cases challenging supplemental…

Emily M. Burkett, Norman F. Carlin.

“Reverse CEQA” Reversed- California Supreme Court Rejects CEQA Analysis of Impacts of the Environment on the Project

USA - December 21 2015 In California Building Industry Association v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District (December 17, 2015) (Case No. S213478) (CBIA v. BAAQMD)…

David R. Farabee, Emily M. Burkett, Norman F. Carlin.

Risky “Business as Usual”

USA - December 4 2015 In Center for Biological Diversity v. Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife,1 the California Supreme Court upheld the "Business as Usual" (BAU) approach for…

David R. Farabee, Emily Burkett, Norman F. Carlin.