Calif. City Improperly Approved Housing Project, Court Says

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court sided with environmental groups Friday in finding that Santee, Calif., had not fully assessed the environmental impact of developing a 1,400-unit housing project on undeveloped land that includes wetland and grasslands.

A three-judge panel for the Fourth District Court of Appeal said that the environmental impact report that the city approved for the project, which covers 2,600 acres of land to be developed with housing units and recreational facilities, had not properly assessed its impact on water supply under the California Environmental...
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