Calif. High Court Refusal Could Limit CEQA Reviews

Law360, San Diego (March 23, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday decided not to hear a case that upheld Los Angeles’ approval of a revised environmental impact report for Playa Capital Co. LLC’s development expansion in a move that could end up narrowing the scope of California Environmental Quality Act reviews.

The state high court denied Ballona Wetlands Land Trust’s petition to review the lower court holding, which struck down CEQA guidelines that agencies should analyze the significant effect of the environment on a project. While other courts have raised questions...
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