The California Environmental Quality Act's Other 'E': The Often Important Role of Economic Data in the Environmental Review Process

By Arthur Pugsley, Attorney, Chatten-Brown & Carstens This article highlights the potentially critical role that economic data can play in the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act. It discusses regulations on economic data that may conflict with the statutory...

Parties Can Toll CEQA Statute of Limitations

By Sedina L. Banks, Attorney, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Last week, in Salmon Protection and Watershed Network v. County of Marin , the California Court of Appeals found that a public agency and a party disputing the adequacy of an environmental impact report (EIR) under the...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Use of Projected Future Conditions Appropriate Baseline for Analyzing Impacts of Long-Term Infrastructure Projects

Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, et al ., B232655 (2nd Dist. Div. 8, April 17, 2012) By Daniel Bane In Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, et al . (" Neighbors for Smart Rail "), the California Court of Appeal...

Environmental Impact Statements Addressing Resiliency and Adaptation

Ethan I. Strell, Associate Director & Fellow, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law In a subtle but meaningful shift, the environmental impact review process in New York City is beginning to more systematically consider the potential effects of a changing climate on proposed projects, not...