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CEQA remedies clarified

USA - November 2 2012 Like death and taxes, litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is often an inevitable result of developing property in California.

Marc D. Luesebrink

CEQA reform? What's in and what's out with SB 731 (and what's next...)

USA - May 23 2013 Lauded as the CEQA Modernization Act of 2013, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's SB 731 includes a number of amendments to CEQA that appear…

Richard S. Costigan, III, Kristina D. Lawson, Sean Matsler

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

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…