Massive LA Development Halted Over Environmental Concerns

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A California state judge last week put the brakes on the largest residential development ever approved in Los Angeles County, saying the state’s environmental review of the project inadequately studied its effect on local wildlife and Native American sites.

Several environmental and Native American groups have sued to stop the 11,999-acre Newhall Ranch development, planned for a wild corner of northwest Los Angeles County, and have accused the California Department of Fish and Game of failing to protect endangered plants and animals by performing a substandard...
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