Enviros Sue Calif. City Over Beach Development Plan

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT) -- Three environmental groups filed suit Thursday against Oxnard, Calif., to prevent development of more than 700 acres of beach land, claiming the city approved new zoning without accounting for environmental degradation.

The Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Center and the Environmental Coalition say that Oxnard ignored potential harm to wetlands and overlooked state restoration plans when it opened Ormond Beach to residential, commercial and industrial development.

In June, the city approved a development project that calls for the construction of 1,200 residential units, two schools and...
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