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California's Countdown To Legal Cannabis: Facing Regulatory And Permitting Uncertainty
As of January 1, 2018, it will be legal for adults in California to buy and sell cannabis for recreational purposes.
United States
17 Oct 2017
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California Supreme Court Rejects "New Project" Test In High Profile CEQA Suit
"Enough already!" Reading between the lines, this is what a seemingly exasperated California Supreme Court appears to be saying in its latest California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") decision.
United States
28 Sep 2016
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CEQA Doesn't Operate In "Reverse" (Usually)
It's not quite Star Wars, but in the world of land use, this counts as a blockbuster.
United States
4 Jan 2016
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California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond
Two out of three ain't bad. Climate change policy advocates may find themselves quoting Meat Loaf with the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 350, which California's Legislature passed last month and which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 7.
United States
22 Oct 2015
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Obama Administration Adopts Landmark Clean Power Plan
Citing "immediate risks" to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.
United States
7 Aug 2015
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CA Supreme Court Lays Groundwork For New And Expanded Affordable Housing Requirements
In a decision likely to have wide-ranging impacts on the building industry, the California Supreme Court has upheld the City of San Jose's inclusionary housing ordinance and bolstered California cities...
United States
22 Jun 2015
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It’s Not Unusual: California Supreme Court Declines To Expand "Unusual Circumstances" Exception To CEQA Categorical Exemptions
The California Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal’s decision that would have severely limited public agencies’ ability to rely on commonly used "categorical exemptions" from CEQA’s environmental review mandates.
United States
9 Mar 2015
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From EMIR To Eternity? The EU Financial Regulatory Agenda Into 2015 And Beyond
2014 was a very active year for financial regulation in the European Union (EU).
European Union
14 Jan 2015
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Inclusionary Housing On The Run
Several recent legal developments have cast doubt on the ability of California cities to continue using favored tools to promote construction of "inclusionary" affordable housing units.
United States
21 Nov 2013
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Solar Project Prevails Over Williamson Act, CEQA Claims in Save Panoche Valley
A recent California appellate decision broke new ground for solar energy developers by upholding a County’s decision to cancel numerous Williamson Act contracts and approve a large solar project despite potentially significant impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act
United States
19 Jul 2013
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Picking Up Steam? CARB Reports That California’s Second Carbon Auction Exceeds Price Expectations
California’s second auction of greenhouse gas allowances exceeded expectations, with allowances clearing above both the reserve price and the price predicted by leading market analysts.
United States
4 Mar 2013
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Putting The Brakes On San Diego’s Transportation Plan
The first "Sustainable Communities Strategy" adopted to guide long-range land use and transportation planning under SB 375 now has the distinction of being the first such plan set aside for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act.
United States
19 Dec 2012
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"No One Can Stop Change": Court Upholds Use Of Future Baseline Under CEQA
In the past two years, a handful of court decisions have been read to narrow local agency authority to use a "future baseline" approach to analyze impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
United States
26 Apr 2012
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EPA Proposes Nationwide Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark rule that would establish the first national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
United States
3 Apr 2012
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California Adopts Historic Cap-And-Trade Program For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Last night, California made history by enacting the nation’s first statewide, comprehensive cap-and-trade program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
28 Oct 2011
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Building A Greener San Francisco
Seeking to solidify its position as a leader in sustainability efforts, the City of San Francisco has followed on the heels of Los Angeles and other California municipalities by enacting new green building measures for construction and renovation of private sector development.
United States
7 Aug 2008
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