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Category "California Land Use Law & Policy"

Divided Fifth Circuit Court Decides Areas Uninhabitable By a Species May Nonetheless Be Designated that Species’ ‘Critical Habitat’ under the ESA

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided, by an 8-6 vote, to deny a [...]

Ninth Circuit Declines to Halt Los Angeles Subway Project Pending Court Review of NEPA Challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction [...]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Greater Influence With New Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a final federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) [...]

California Supreme Court Grants Review to Determine Whether Medical Marijuana Ordinance Constitutes a ‘Project’ For Purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act

The California Supreme Court unanimously granted review of the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s published [...]