Calif. Court Won't Rehear Fight Over Development's Impact

Law360, San Diego (March 9, 2012, 10:29 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Friday declined to reconsider its decision affirming that the city of Selma’s approval of a 160-unit housing development violated the California Environmental Quality Act because it overlooked the impacts on groundwater.

The three-judge panel rejected the city’s bid for a rehearing, keeping intact its Feb. 8 decision that the trial court had correctly determined that the Consolidated Irrigation District had standing to challenge the city’s approval of the project and that the cumulative impacts to groundwater required the preparation of an...
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