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Five Years in the Making: California is One Step Closer to a Comprehensive Update to the CEQA Guidelines

USA - January 7 2019 The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (“OPR”) has spent five years drafting a comprehensive update to 30 sections of the California...

Lauren Chang, Alex Merritt, Whitney Hodges.

High Court Upholds Long-Term GHG Emissions Analysis, But Warns Agencies to Keep Pace with Regulatory Advancements: Lessons from Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. SANDAG

USA - July 21 2017 Judicial deference to a lead agency’s determination regarding the proper greenhouse gas (“GHG”) threshold for a project California Environmental...

Undisclosed change in building height requires supplemental EIR

USA - January 30 2015 The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20 increase in the actual height of a building over the...

Tiffany T.V. Duong.

County of San Diego’s adopted Climate Action Plan violates CEQA: fails to include enforceable GHG reduction measures

USA - December 11 2014 On October 29, 2014, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the trial court’s decision in favor of Sierra Club, agreeing...

Jennifer L. Gunsch.

Fourth District’s split decision further complicates CEQA requirements surrounding GHG impact analysis and mitigation measures dissent warns majority opinion will weaken and confuse the law

USA - December 11 2014 In a split decision on November 24, 2014, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal invalidated the program EIR for San Diego Association of...

Jennifer L. Gunsch.