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JMBM Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Coalition Challenging Ventura County Wildlife Corridor Ordinance Approved Without Environmental Review
LOS ANGELES — On behalf of the Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (CoLAB), Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) filed a lawsuit in Superior Court ...
United States
28 May 2019
California Construction And Industrial Materials Association Files CEQA Lawsuit Against Ventura County To Protect Important Mineral Resources
On April 25, 2019, the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed a petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief ("Petition")
United States
20 May 2019
California Appeals Court Upholds Legislative Workaround That Mooted CEQA Suit Targeting Development Project In Los Angeles
In August 2018, the California Court of Appeal decided Citizens Coalition Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles, 26 Cal.App.5th 561 (2018),
United States
8 Nov 2018
New California Prop 65 Warnings Required By August 30, 2018 – Is Your Business Ready?
Companies doing business in California are well-acquainted with the required Proposition 65 signs and labels that warn consumers of exposure to specific chemicals that are known to the State of California...
United States
25 Jun 2018
Important News For Mining Companies With Existing Or Future Projects In The California Desert
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") released maps showing the areas that BLM, on December 28, 2016, proposed to withdraw from mining.
United States
5 May 2017
Last-Minute CEQA Bill Brings Significant Changes For Major Infrastructure Projects And Projects Within Transit Priority Areas
This session's California Environmental Quality Act reform bill, Senate Bill 743 packs a potentially large punch, but only for a narrow group of projects.
United States
27 Sep 2013
California Supreme Court To Local Agencies: Hypothetical Future Baselines In CEQA Are Not Per Se Improper In All Cases, But Likely Are Improper In The Vast Majority
The California Supreme Court recently provided some additional flexibility to local agencies in deciding what conditions properly constitute the "baseline" for analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act.
United States
9 Aug 2013
Koontz Will Significantly Alter The Way In Which Private Property Rights, Government Regulation, And Exactions For Public Benefits Will Play Out In The Future, And Everyone Needs To Understand It Thoroughly
The United States Supreme Court has recently announced its decision in a major land use case concerning the government's leverage to exact concessions and money payments in exchange for permits for land use development.
United States
8 Jul 2013
CEQA Claimants Be Warned: New California Court Of Appeal Opinion Holds That CEQA Filing Deadlines Are Mandatory And Not Subject To Extension For Good Cause
Statues of limitations issues frequently loom large in litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and can confound litigants and their counsel.
United States
1 May 2013
Save Cuyama Valley v. County Of Santa Barbara: JMBM Scores Significant Victory In CEQA Ruling On Significance Thresholds And Mitigation Measures
In a decision published on February 8, 2013, the Second Appellate District ruled in favor of the JMBM client Troesh Materials, LLC in a challenge brought pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act against the County of Santa Barbara's approval of Troesh's Diamond Rock Sand and Gravel Mine and Processing Facility.
United States
25 Feb 2013
Ninth Circuit Ruling In Center For Biological Diversity V. Salazar Creates Tension Between Federal And California Law Regarding Idle Mines And Interim Management Plans
A discussion on the the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar, where it allowed a uranium mine on federal lands in Arizona to re-open after being idled for seventeen years absent any new federal approval or supplemental environmental review.
United States
25 Feb 2013
Development Rights And CEQA Challenges: Court Of Appeal Upholds 3-Year Tolling Agreement In CEQA Lawsuit - Cause Of Action Governed By A 30-Day Limitations Period
The California Legislature and the courts have recognized that challenges to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), if allowed to drag on, would impede the decisions of public agencies regarding land use.
United States
21 Jun 2012
Regulatory Justice: In Key Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Challenge EPA Orders
The Supreme Court’s ruling last week in Sackett v. EPA, unanimously rejecting the United States Environmental Protection Agency's prohibition against judicial review of administrative compliance orders issued under the Clean Water Act, may be hailed as one of the most significant environmental rulings in recent memory.
United States
2 Apr 2012
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