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Adequacy of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Considered for the First Time by a California Appellate Court

Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond A new California appellate decision is the first to consider, and to reject, the adequacy of greenhouse gas mitigation measures under CEQA. The First Appellate District’s April 2010 rulin… Read More
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New California Supreme Court Decision Affects the Environmental Review for Modifications to Existing Operations

Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District On March 15, 2010, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dis… Read More
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White Paper - The Idle Mine Issue

INTRODUCTION The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (Pub. Resources Code, § 2710 et seq. [“SMARA”]) includes provisions applicable to “idle” mines. These provisions, never a centerpiece of SMARA practice or compliance… Read More
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