Articles Tagged With ‘California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)’




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Environmental group sues state over Price Canyon oil wells

Price Canyon oil

An environmental group says California regulators are negligent in protecting the state’s groundwater amid an historic drought and shouldn’t allow new oil and gas wells in Price Canyon without the proper environmental reviews, according to a lawsuit filed on Aug.... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues SLO County over well-drilling permits

Water pipes laid out at a Justin Vineyard and Winery property

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County on Friday contesting three well-drilling permits the county issued without requiring reviews stipulated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The suit, filed by The California Water Impact Network,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara nonprofit sues Lands Commission over Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara-based nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against the California State Lands Commission, alleging the agency wrongfully approved a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The lawsuit claims state law mandates... (Continue reading)

California Lands Commission set to rule on Diablo Canyon leases

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The California Lands Commission is expected to rule Tuesday on whether or not to extend tidelands leases for PG&E’s cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. If the Lands Commission were to deny PG&E’s request to extend the leases,... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues Cambria CSD over water project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Cambria Community Services District, alleging that the district has breached state law in rushing through its approximately $9 million emergency water supply project. The... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

California court upholds San Francisco bag ban

A California appellate court upheld San Francisco’s single-use plastic bag ban in a precedent setting ruling Friday. [SF Gate] After the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the bag ban in February 2012, Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, a pro-plastic... (Continue reading)

Environmental reform stalled

Sacramento politicians have dabbled with reform of California’s far-reaching environmental law during the past few sessions, but now advocates of change fear their chances of success have significantly diminished. (San Jose Mercury News) The 43-year-old law — the California Environmental... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit challenges Paso Robles groundwater ordinance

ANNOUNCEMENT By STEVE HOCH On behalf of a group of concerned landowners in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles based firm of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP (MPP) filed a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on October 30.... (Continue reading)

Ruling leaves Wal-Mart more vulnerable to CEQA suits

Wal-Mart may now face lawsuits for using the initiative process to sidestep the California Environmental Quality Act due to a state appellate court ruling. [California Watch] The retail giant, which currently faces a CEQA suit for its newly approved Atascadero... (Continue reading)



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