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California Supreme Court to review San Diego GHG CEQA case

USA - March 19 2015 The California Supreme Court granted review of the decision that invalidated the San Diego Association of Government's (SANDAG) Regional…

Roger A. Grable

California Supreme Court decides significant impact alone not sufficient to deny use of categorical exemption (Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley)

USA - March 3 2015 In a landmark California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) case decided yesterday, the California Supreme Court provided guidance on the use of…

Update: accepting a permit “under protest” does not work in the coastal zone

USA - December 18 2014 In our October issue, we reported on the Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (2014) 229 Cal. App. 4th 658 decision, which held that homeowners who…

Roger A. Grable

Evidence of economic infeasibility of CEQA alternatives explained (SPRAWLDEF v. San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission)

USA - September 18 2014 In upholding the approval of a 260-acre expansion to the Potrero Hills Landfill, this decision provides important guidance regarding the evidence…

CEQA "Modernization"—urgent end-of-session alert

USA - September 11 2013 We recently reported in our August 20, 2013, newsalert that Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's August 6 amendments to SB 731, The CEQA…

Kristina D. Lawson, Sean Matsler