ELG wins a Writ of Administrative Mandate for client in Marin County

On September 19, 2016, Marin Superior Court Judge Paul M. Haakenson granted judgment in favor of ELG’s client, the Point San Pedro Road Coalition (“Coalition”), on its Petition for a Writ of Administrative Mandate (“Petition”). (See decisio… Read More

Deferred EIR Mitigation Measure Satisfies CEQA

The California Court of Appeals held that an environmental impact report (“EIR”) which identified landscaping as a mitigation measure to the project’s visual impact satisfied the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”). The Court foun… Read More

District Court In Alabama Dismisses CWA Citizen Suit Claims Where 60-Day Notice Letter Fails To Identify Correct Date Of Alleged Violation Washington Supreme Court Holds Investigation Costs Qualify As Remedial Costs Even When No Cleanup Is Required, But Prevailing Party Status Determination Was Premature District Court In California Denies Defendant’s Motion To Dismiss CWA Citizen Suit, Finding 60-Day Notice Letter Sufficient And Claims Adequately Alleged

The California Fourth District Court of Appeal, in Citizens for a Responsible Equitable Environmental Development v. City of Chula Vista (June 10, 2011), remanded a lawsuit challenging the City of Chula Vista’s (“City”) decision to approve the… Read More

Court of Appeal Requires Strict Compliance with CEQA 30-Day Public Notice Requirements

The California Court of Appeal, in Latinos Unidos De Napa v. City of Napa, 196 Cal. App. 4th 1154 (June 27, 2011), held that the City of Napa (“City”), which filed a CEQA Notice of Determination (“NOD”) with the County Clerk’s office, did n… Read More

Court Rejects Chevron Refinery Expansion Appeal

On April 26, the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals, partially affirmed and remanded to the trial court Chevron’s appeal of the grant of a writ of mandate halting the expansion of the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Californi… Read More

Baselines Under CEQA Must Be Set According To Existing Conditions

In determining whether a project required preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), the California Supreme Court recently held that the South Coast Air Quality Management Di… Read More
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