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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a final
rule on September 19, 2019, eliminating California’s right to create its own
greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and other vehicles. The Trump
administration’s decision affects more than just California – 13 other states
and the District of Columbia have also adopted California’s more stringent
emission rules for cars and trucks. Just ...Read More
The appellate case Hubbard v. Coastal Commission (Case
No. B249835, July 31, 2019) arose from a seemingly small matter. The Coastal
Commission granted a coastal development permit (CDP) to the real party, Malibu
Valley Farms, to rebuild an equestrian facility following a fire. Opponents,
Save Open Space Santa Monica Mountains, challenged the CDP, alleging that the development
application misrepresented local ...Read More
Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign Assembly Bill 1197
which would exempt any Los Angeles shelter or homeless housing project that
receives state or local funding from the California Environmental Quality Act
(“CEQA”). CEQA calls for environmental review
of the environmental impacts of a proposed project that requires agency
discretionary approval. Proposals to build housing projects are the type ...Read More
In the unpublished case, Save the Hill v. City and
County of San Francisco (No. A153549), the First District Court of Appeal upheld
an environmental impact report (EIR) and project findings for a mixed-use real
estate development. In 2008, San Francisco certified an EIR considering various
planning alternatives for some of the City’s neighborhoods, including Potrero
Hill. In 2015, the ...Read More