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CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development 2017 Year in Review
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2018

California higher courts rule in favor of public agencies on small majority of environmental impact report cases. Over the course of 2017 Latham


New OPR Technical Advisory Lists Legislative CEQA Exemptions Found Outside Statute
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

On June 6, 2018, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) announced that it had issued a new technical advisory listing legislative CEQA


Filtering The CEQA Noise: First District Upholds Santa Rosa’s Negative Declaration For “Dream Center” Youth Housing Project, Holds Non-Expert Predictions Of Significant Noise Impacts Failed To Raise “Fair Argument” Supported By Substantial Evidence
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 4 2018

A development project’s potential noise impacts can implicate complex and technical issues under CEQA, particularly where those impacts are asserted


California Court of Appeal Finds EIR’s Air Quality Analysis Deficient
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2018

In a partially published opinion issued January 12, 2018, City of Long Beach v. City of Los Angeles, the California Court of Appeal affirmed in part


California Court of Appeal Approves Environmental Analysis for Oil Refinery Propane Recovery Project
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2018

In a published opinion issued March 20, 2018, Rodeo Citizens v. County of Contra Costa, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's


When “Tigers Eat Their Young” - Federal Preemption Of CEQA In Context Of Railroad Projects Will Continue To Present Complex Issues Following U.S. Supreme Court’s Denial of Certiorari In Friends Of Eel River Case
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • May 4 2018

On April 30, 2018, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed in North Coast Railroad Authority v. Friends of


First District Rejects Numerous CEQA Challenges To RFEIR For Propane Recovery Project At Phillips 66 Company’s Rodeo Oil Refinery, Affirms Judgment Issuing Limited Writ
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

In an opinion filed March 20, and later certified for publication on April 12, 2018, the First District Court of Appeal (Division 3) affirmed a


California Court of Appeal Upholds Partial Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Successful CEQA Litigant
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

In a published opinion issued January 12, 2018, Heron Bay Homeowners Assn. v. City of San Leandro, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial


Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Vallecitos Water District, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division 1, Case No. D072280
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

In an unpublished opinion issued March 26, 2018, Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Vallecitos Water District, the California Court of Appeal affirmed


Calif. Case Shows Propriety Of Telecom CEQA Exemptions
  • Newmeyer & Dillion LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

On Feb. 5, 2018, the Sixth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued a crucial ruling concerning California Environmental Quality