Calif. Court Strikes Down Air Pollution Offset Rule

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 6:40 PM EST) -- A California appeals court has struck down a rule by a state air quality agency that allowed for the paving of dirt roads to offset other forms of air pollution, saying the agency did not conduct the necessary environmental review before approving the new rule.

The Court of Appeal of the State of California's Fourth Appellate District ruled Friday the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District violated the California Environmental Quality Act when it approved Rule 1406 because it did not conduct a full environmental review...
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