Marc Bruner

Marc Bruner

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Courts Must Defer to Agency Determination on Whether a Changed Project is a New Project

In Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District (Supreme Court No. S214061, filed Sept. 19, 2016), the California Supreme Court resolved the vexing question of whether a change to...more

9/29/2016 - Addendums CA Supreme Court CEQA Colleges Construction Industry Construction Project Educational Institutions Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Environmental Policies Real Estate Development Renovations

CEQA Year In Review 2015

In 2015 the California appellate courts continued to chart new ground as they grappled with some of CEQA’s most difficult and controversial questions. The Supreme Court of California led the way, issuing four opinions on...more

12/31/2015 - Berkeley Hillside v City of Berkeley CA Supreme Court CEQA Construction Industry Earthquakes Environmental Assessments Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Exemptions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Developers

CEQA Year In Review 2013 - A Summary Of Published Appellate Opinions Under CEQA

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW - The published court decisions in 2012 reflected a heightened recognition that CEQA does not require perfection, but rather a reasonable effort to provide environmental information that...more

1/7/2014 - CEQA CEQA Reform Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Land Developers Urban Planning & Development

CEQA Reform: The Cure May Be Worse Than The Disease

According to the author’s April 23, 2013 press release, the amended version of Senate Bill 731 is a “comprehensive reform” of CEQA, “modernizing the law to aid California’s economic growth.” But a close review shows that the...more

4/30/2013 - Amended Legislation CEQA CEQA Reform Notice Requirements Public Transit Recordkeeping Requirements Renewable Energy Reporting Requirements Tolling

New Significance Standard For Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Not New Information Triggering Supplemental CEQA Review

In an opinion published on March 28, 2013, a California court of appeal answered three questions under the California Environmental Quality Act that the published decisions have not yet addressed...more

4/3/2013 - CEQA CEQA Reform Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Use Of Project-Specific Significance Thresholds Does Not Violate CEQA

The first published California Environmental Quality Act case of 2013, Save Cuyama Valley v. County of Santa Barbara, strongly endorsed a lead agency’s authority to use its own, project-specific significance thresholds in an...more

2/20/2013 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Groundwater Mining Threshold Requirements

CEQA Year In Review 2012

In This Issue: - Project Approvals Triggering CEQA ..Chung v City of Monterey Park (2012) 210 CA4th 394 ..Tuolumne Jobs and Small Business Alliance v Superior Court) 210 CA4th 1006 (petition for review pending,...more

1/3/2013 - Ballot Measures CEQA Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Exemptions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Groundwater Permits Standing Statute of Limitations Tolling Wal-Mart

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