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In a Landmark Decision, the California Court of Appeal Holds that a City’s Decision to Deny an Application For a Multifamily Building Violated the State’s Housing Accountability Act


By Laura Harris The First District Court of Appeal in California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund v. City of San Mateo held that the

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California Court of Appeal Upholds Application of CEQA Urban Infill Exemption to Gas Station Project


By Travis Brooks In a case filed on September 28, 2021 and certified for publication on October 26, 2021, the Fourth District Court of Appeal

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Ninth Circuit Vacates Judgement Requiring Clean Water Act Citizen Suit to Prove Ongoing Discharge in Case Alleging Monitoring Violations


By Carl Jones and Rebecca Andrews The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on September 20, 2021, vacated a U.S. District court’s grant of partial summary

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Biden Administration Begins Process of Reversing Trump-Era Amendments to NEPA Regulations—CEQ Releases Proposed Rule


By Deborah Quick The Bident administration has begun the process of reversing various Trump administration amendments to regulations governing agencies’ implementation the National Environmental Policy

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California Passes Three Key Housing Bills this Legislative Year to Streamline CEQA Review for Certain Housing Projects


By Madeline Weisman and Hina Gupta In the current legislative year, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed over 30 legislations  to fight California’s ongoing housing crisis by

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U.S. Supreme Court Finds ‘Finality Requirement’ for Regulatory Takings Claim Does Not Require Exhaustion of State Administrative Remedies


By Bridget McDonald The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a unanimous per curium opinion in Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco holding that

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