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California Supreme Court upholds municipal ban on plastic bags
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In June 2008, the city manager of Manhattan Beach (a small, beach-front community in Southern California) issued a staff report recommending the adoption of an ordinance banning the use of "point-of-sale plastic carry-out bags" in the city.... Read More

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis
Posted on 27 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew... Read More

Professor Daniel P. Selmi on the Year in Review: Ten Environmental Law Cases from 2010
Posted on 23 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Professor Daniel Selmi, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Get the latest expert analysis on important environmental law cases from 2010. The article discusses trends over the last year in environmental and land use case law from California... Read More

Parties Can Toll CEQA Statute of Limitations
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Sedina L. Banks

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... Read More

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the... Read More

Marten Law Launches San Francisco Office
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Former Orrick Environmental Partner to Anchor Firm's Expansion to California Robert Lawrence , former chair of Orrick's environmental transactions group, will anchor Marten Law's new San Francisco office - making it one of the largest... Read More

Demystifying CEQA's Cumulative Impact Analysis Requirements: Guidance for Defensible EIR Evaluation
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Ms. Nicole Hoeksma Gordon and Mr. Albert Herson, Attorneys, The Sohagi Law Group Get the latest on issues agencies face when conducting a "cumulative impact analysis" in an Environmental Impact Report in California. The article identifies... Read More

The California Environmental Quality Act's Other 'E': The Often Important Role of Economic Data in the Environmental Review Process
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Streamlining in the Name of Economic Improvement and Job Creation Dominates 2011 California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") Legislation
Posted on 19 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Ron Bass and Mr. Al Herson I. Introduction to 2011 CEQA Legislation In a last minute flurry of activity, three bills dominated the California Legislature's attention to CEQA during the final week of the session, and were signed into law... Read More

Parties Can Toll CEQA Statute of Limitations
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Sedina L. Banks

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... Read More

California Supreme Court upholds municipal ban on plastic bags
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In June 2008, the city manager of Manhattan Beach (a small, beach-front community in Southern California) issued a staff report recommending the adoption of an ordinance banning the use of "point-of-sale plastic carry-out bags" in the city.... Read More

The California Environmental Quality Act's Other 'E': The Often Important Role of Economic Data in the Environmental Review Process
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Demystifying CEQA's Cumulative Impact Analysis Requirements: Guidance for Defensible EIR Evaluation
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Ms. Nicole Hoeksma Gordon and Mr. Albert Herson, Attorneys, The Sohagi Law Group Get the latest on issues agencies face when conducting a "cumulative impact analysis" in an Environmental Impact Report in California. The article identifies... Read More

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis
Posted on 27 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew... Read More