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First District Upholds Application of CEQA Categorical Exemption in Marin County

In an unpublished decision filed November 6, 2017, the First district Court of Appeal upheld a County decision to approve a design review application for a market and grocery store renovation project. (Case No. A150043) The petitioner appealed from a trial court decision, which found application of the CEQA exemption proper.

Marin County first issued a ...Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Confirms Bill Wehrum To Lead EPA’s Air Office

The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Bill Wehrum to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air and radiation office, on a party-line vote.Read More

Senate Narrowly Rejects Proposal to Remove Intrastate Species from ESA

Last month (October 2017), the Senate narrowly rejected a proposal from Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have removed intrastate species from federal jurisdiction under the ESA. Current jurisprudence from the Supreme Court extends federal jurisdiction to intrastate endangered species via a very broad interpretation of the interstate commerce clause.

The vote to amend the ESA failed ...Read More

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Feds: California Gnatcatcher Shouldn’t Be Listed

This week a group of property owners and developers filed suit against the U.S. Department of Interior, alleging that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) violated federal procedure rules when it repeatedly found that the coastal California gnatcatcher is protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Filed in a D.C. federal ...Read More

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