With the end of the first quarter of 2021 approaching, we thought it timely to issue an update on selected recent developments and proposed changes in law and policy touching environmental, land use, and natural resource issues. At the national level, with the new Biden administration, federal policies already have undergone a significant sea-change from those of the Trump administration. And the Golden State continues to lead with a protective agenda on land use, environmental, and natural resources legislation and regulation.

We present here a diverse set of selected snapshots on the federal and state of California policies, laws, regulations, and judicial opinions that have been adopted and issued in 2020 through the first quarter of this year on these topics of key concern to our clients. In the coming months, we look forward to offering more detailed accounts of new decisions and policies as they arise, including in our weekly newsletters – California Environmental Law & Policy Update, Renewable Energy Update, and Sustainable Development & Land Use Update. In the meantime, we hope you will find the below highlights to be of interest. Please reach out to anyone on our land use or environmental teams if you want to learn more or need help in navigating the various rules and regulations applicable to your projects or properties.

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