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U.S. Supreme Court Opens Federal Courts To Federal Takings Claims
The Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits governments from taking private property or imposing certain types of restrictive land use regulations unless the government
United States
9 Jul 2019
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Corner Briefing: Environmental Screening Levels Ratchet Down
This Corner Briefing highlights new Environmental Screening Levels (ESLs) established by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board on Jan. 24, 2019.
United States
1 Feb 2019
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California HCD Issues Final Guidelines For Streamlined Ministerial Permitting
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on Nov. 29, 2018, issued its final Guidelines for the implementation of Senate Bill 35 of 2017 (SB 35).
United States
7 Dec 2018
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California Issues Initial Implementation Guidance On 2017 Housing Laws
One of the most notable laws in California's package of housing laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 is SB 35, which requires most local governments to issue housing developers streamlined approvals in 90-180 days for projects that comply with a number of qualifying criteria.
United States
20 Feb 2018
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California Governor Signs Into Law Major Reforms To Housing Accountability Act
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that significantly reform California's Housing Accountability Act (HAA).
United States
6 Oct 2017
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California Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General's Challenge To SANDAG's Transportation Plan
This case is the first time the Supreme Court addressed the relationship between Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB 375) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
United States
16 Aug 2017
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California Court Of Appeal Strikes Down CARBs Second Review Of Low Carbon Fuel Standards
The POET II case invites CEQA litigants to argue the environmental merits of the underlying project as part of the remedy determination in CEQA lawsuits.
United States
4 May 2017
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Reliance On 1998 EIR Under CEQA Upheld Based On Substantial Evidence
In The Committee for Re-Evaluation of the T-Line Loop v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, et al., California's First District Court of Appeal is the first appellate court to apply...
United States
30 Dec 2016
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In The Name Of The Environment Update: CEQA Litigation Update For SCAG Region (2013-2015)
The new report shows an overall increase in the number of CEQA lawsuits filed in the SCAG region.
United States
3 Aug 2016
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Corner Briefing: California Land Reuse And Revitalization Act
This is the second edition in an ongoing series of "Corner Briefings" highlighting urban infill legal tools and opportunities.
United States
5 Apr 2016
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Practical Recommendations For Implementing California Supreme Court's Latest CEQA Decision
CEQA Does Not Generally Require an Analysis of Environment's Impacts on a Project
United States
12 Jan 2016
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In the Name Of The Environment: Litigation Abuse Under CEQA
This Holland & Knight report is the first comprehensive study of lawsuits filed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
United States
5 Aug 2015
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CEQA Judicial Outcomes: Fifteen Years Of Reported California Appellate And Supreme Court Decisions
As the debate over the future of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) continues, objectively verifiable statistics about how CEQA actually functions rarely enter the discussion.
United States
5 May 2015
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Jennifer Hernandez Discusses CEQA On McIntyre In The Morning
In an interview on McIntyre in the Morning, Partner Jennifer Hernandez discusses the California Environmental Quality Act.
United States
29 Aug 2014
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OPR Proposes To Increase CEQA’s Costs, Complexity, And Litigation Risks With SB 743 Implementation
Recent proposed revisions to CEQA guidelines implementing SB 743 do not address parts of SB 743 that are designed to streamline CEQA guidelines for some infill projects.
United States
22 Aug 2014
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Landmark Decision Issued On Proper Environmental Baseline Under CEQA
In a recent landmark California Environmental Quality Act decision, Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority 57 Cal.4th 439, the California Supreme Court issued its most significant new interpretation of CEQA since Friends of Mammoth v. Board of Supervisors of Mono County 8 Cal.3rd 247.
United States
24 Sep 2013
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Recommendations for Complying with Ballona Wetlands' Definitive Rejection of ‘Converse-CEQA' Analysis
On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review and requests for depublication of the Second District Court of Appeal’s opinion in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust et al. v. City of Los Angeles (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 455 (Ballona Wetlands).
United States
14 Jun 2012
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CalGreen: California’s New Green Building Code
Many state and local governments are demanding that the built environment become "green." Cities and counties are undertaking efforts at the local level to increase energy efficiency and require greater sustainability in buildings and reduce stormwater runoff.
United States
23 Sep 2010
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California Continues Efforts To Link Greenhouse Gas Reductions To Land Use Decisions – But Offering Clear Advice Still A Challenge
Two recent regulatory developments demonstrate California’s continued efforts to link greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions to land use decisions.
United States
10 Nov 2009
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