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Failure to Describe Project Changes Results in 180-Day Statute of Limitations for CEQA Challenge (Ventura Foothills Neighbors v....

Why it matters: When a project’s subsequent CEQA documents fail to clearly provide public notice of material changes to a project, CEQA’s short statutes of limitation may not apply....more

2/20/2015 - CEQA Contractors Environmental Impact Report Real Estate Development Statute of Limitations

Real Estate and Land Use - October 2014

Accepting a Permit “Under Protest” Does Not Work in the Coastal Zone - (Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (2014) 229 Cal. App. 4th 658): Why it matters: Lynch v. California Coastal Commission firmly dispels the...more

10/17/2014 - California Coastal Commission CEQA Coastal Real Estate Construction Permits Deeds Energy Projects Environmental Impact Report FAA Historical Landmarks Municipalities Wind Farm

Sierra Club v. County of Fresno

Why it matters: The court refined its previous test for air quality impacts analysis under CEQA, and required recirculation of an EIR due to its failure to specifically analyze the impacts on human health resulting from the...more

6/27/2014 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Sierra Club Sierra Club v County of Fresno

Supreme Court Allows Future Conditions to Be Used as the Baseline Under Limited Circumstances

Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority (August 5, 2013, S202828) __ Cal.4th __(“Neighbors”). What is the baseline against which environmental impacts are measured? There has been...more

8/9/2013 - CEQA Environmental Assessments Environmental Claims Environmental Policies High-Speed Rail Public Projects Public Transit Written Notice

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