Calif. Court Affirms Lease Renewal For Chevron Terminal

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 4:53 PM EST) -- A California state appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision greenlighting the California State Lands Commission’s approval of Chevron USA Inc.’s 30-year lease renewal, allowing the petroleum giant to continue operating a marine terminal in San Francisco Bay.

A three-judge panel disagreed with claims brought by plaintiffs including the Citizens for East Shore Parks that the lands commission had violated the California Environmental Quality Act in renewing Chevron's lease on the Long Wharf Marine terminal in January 2009, finding that the commission had used...
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