Pollution-cutting Building Guide Could Get Nixed

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Andrew Sabey was quoted in a January 17, 2012 article about his representation of the Bay Area chapter of the Building Industry Association in a case that was being closed watched by California environmentalists and the real estate industry.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled on January 9th that the nine-county Bay Area Air Quality Management District should have studies the environmental impacts of the standards before approving the building guidelines in June 2010.

The guidelines, which went into effect in 2011, were the first of their kind in the states. According to Sabey, Roesch’s decision will become a boon for builders because it removes "an obstacle for some of the kind of infill development that everyone seems to want to support.”

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