A superior court in Alameda County invalidated a streamlining provision of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), holding the provision is unconstitutional for requiring that a petition for writ relief be filed in a court of appeal. The court held the provision impermissibly restricts the original jurisdiction of the superior courts and the Supreme Court. In 2011, Public Resources Code section 21185 was enacted to provide streamlined CEQA review for qualifying “environmental leadership” projects. These projects include clean renewable energy projects, clean energy manufacturing projects, and residential, retail, commercial, sports, cultural, entertainment, or recreational use projects located on infill sites that are certified as LEED silver or better. Two projects have already been approved under Section 21185 - an Apple campus in Cupertino and the McCoy Solar Energy Project in Riverside. Specifically, Judge Frank Roesch held that “[t]he California Constitution does not grant the legislature any authority over CEQA or environmental reviews that would support a departure from the general rule that the legislature cannot either limit or extend the constitutional jurisdiction of the courts.” The court further ordered that the State Controller be enjoined from spending funds to implement the jurisdictional restrictions. The court gave its ruling from the bench in Planning and Conservation League v. State of California on March 29, 2013, and issued its Statement of Decision on April 9, 2013.