Jennifer L. Hernandez

Jennifer L. Hernandez

Holland & Knight LLP

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CEQA Judicial Outcomes: Fifteen Years of Reported California Appellate and Supreme Court Decisions

This report analyzes all published opinions from 1997 through 2012 litigated to the California Court of Appeal or the California Supreme Court concerning the analytical validity of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or...more

5/1/2015 - Appeals CA Supreme Court Categorical Exemptions CEQA Environmental Impact Report Legal History

OPR Proposes to Increase CEQA’s Costs, Complexity, and Litigation Risks with SB 743 Implementation

On August 6, 2014, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) issued proposed revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines implementing SB 743 – the Sacramento Kings arena bill – carried...more

8/25/2014 - CEQA CEQA Reform Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Public Transit

Landmark Decision Issued on Proper Environmental Baseline under

In a recent landmark California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") decision, Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority (2013) 57 Cal.4th 439 (Smart Rail), the California Supreme Court issued its...more

9/17/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies Public Transit Smart Rail

Analysis Of Recent Challenges To Environmental Impact Reports

This report analyzes 95 published opinions from 1997 to 2012 in which CEQA plaintiffs litigated the validity of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the California Court of Appeal or Supreme Court. Among its...more

12/1/2012 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Environmental Review

Recommendations For Complying With Ballona Wetlands’ Definitive Rejection Of “Converse-CEQA” Analysis

On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review and requests for depublication of the Second District Court of Appeal’s opinion in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust et al. v. City of Los Angeles...more

11/1/2012 - CEQA Environmental Review

Is CEQA "Fixed"- Do Infill CEQA Reforms Help Or Handicap Your Project?

California's Legislature passed the California Environmental Quality Act in 1970 (Pub. Res. Code § 21000 et seq.)("CEQA") to establish a process for lead agencies to analyze and mitigate potential environmental impacts...more

9/13/2012 - CEQA

Judicial Review Of CEQA Categorical Exemptions From 1997-Present

This report reviews all California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court decisions that have analyzed categorical exemptions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) from 1997 through the present. This research was...more

8/1/2012 - Categorical Exemptions CEQA Exemptions

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