Wal-Mart Project Dispute May Spur Call For CEQA Reform

Law360, San Diego (October 9, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday considered a challenge to the city of Merced's environmental review of a proposed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. distribution center, in a case that throws a spotlight on data-dumping tactics used to delay projects and that could be used to push for legislative reforms to the California Environmental Quality Act, attorneys say.

The Fifth Appellate District heard oral arguments in a case by the Merced Alliance for Responsible Growth, which asserts the lower court was wrong to find the city complied with...
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