this Analysis, Al Herson discusses whether preservation of existing
agricultural land constitutes feasible mitigation under the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Analysis concludes that preservation of such land
can be both a valid CEQA mitigation measure when it is used to mitigate...
By Judy Davidoff and Alex Merritt
In the 2011 session, the California Legislature and the Governor
passed several bills to amend CEQA. As summarized below, these bills
streamline the review process for green projects, environmental
leadership projects, and a proposed football stadium; relax...
Citizens for East Shore Parks, et al. v. California State Lands Commission (Chevron U.S.A, et al., real party in interest) , No. A129896 (Cal. Ct. App. 1st Dist., December 30, 2011, modified on denial of rehearing No. A129896M, Jan. 27, 2012.) .
By Michael Gibson
The proper baseline for analyzing...
By Michael Hansen
The California Supreme Court unanimously declined to hear a challenge to the revised environmental impact report for the Playa Vista development in Los Angeles in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. City of Los Angeles [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], resulting...
Vacated opinion at: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A131254.PDF ; #mce_temp_url#
(modified on rehearing, no change in judgment) http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A131254M.PDF
According to the Court, the case presents the following issue: Did the City of Berkeley properly...