The Courts of Appeal issued six decisions relating to the California Environmental Quality Act during the third quarter. Most of the decisions relate to attorneys fees and litigation procedure. The one substantive EIR case upholds the UC Berkeley stadium renovation EIR against a laundry list of CEQA claims. The most interesting news is the split between panels of the First District on the important procedural question of whether project opponents must exhaust administrative remedies before challenging categorical exemption decisions.
CASES IN THIS ISSUE:
Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch v. California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
California Oak Foundation v. Regents of University of California
Hines v. California Coastal Commission and Tomlinson v. County of Alameda
Torrey Hills Community Ass’n v. City of San Diego
Center for Biological Diversity v. County of San Bernardino
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