LA Was Right To Drop Half-Done Enviro Review: Court

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The city of Los Angeles did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act when it rejected a controversial 555-acre development planned for the city's northern border before completing the environmental review process, a California appeals court has ruled.

Forcing the city to put together an environmental impact review before deciding whether to approve a proposed development would unnecessarily burden public agencies, according to a unanimous opinion handed down Thursday in the Court of Appeal of the State of California.

“Such a requirement would not produce any...
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