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Calif. High Court Rules CEQA Not Preempted In Rail Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2017, 8:59 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court handed down a meaty opinion Thursday that ruled the state’s California Environmental Quality Act is not preempted by federal law in a challenge to a state-owned railroad entity’s plans to further revive a line in Northern California.

The challenge to halt the redevelopment of a North Coast Railroad Authority line came in two separate actions that have been before the high court since 2014: one from Friends of the Eel River, which snakes through the region, and one from Californians for Alternatives...
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