Monthly Archives: April 2012

California Wins Temporary Reinstatement of Carbon Fuel Standard

Reprinted from Bloomberg News California won temporary reinstatement of its low-carbon fuel standard, which was blocked last year by a federal judge. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday granted a request by California officials to put on hold the … Continue reading

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Court confirms tolling agreements to try to resolve CEQA disputes are permissible, despite seemingly mandatory filing deadlines.

Salmon Protection and Watershed Network v. County of Marin 2012 DJDAR 5063 No. A133109 (April 20, 2012) (Cal. Ct. of Appeal, 1st App. Dist.) Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) filed a petition for writ of mandate against the County … Continue reading

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Court holds future projected conditions may be appropriately used under CEQA as baseline for long-term infrastructure projects

Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, 204 Cal. App. 4th 1480 (2012) April 17, 2012 B232655 (2nd Dist., Div. 8) This case involves a CEQA challenge to the second phase of a light rail connection from downtown … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather, Climate & Preparedness

Here is another informative poll by Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. http://environment.yale.edu/climate/publications/extreme-weather-climate-preparedness/April 17, 2012 Download the PDF Highlights: 82 percent of Americans report that they personally experienced … Continue reading

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Court holds buyer can apply the “discovery” rule to delay the statute of limitation in a suit against his broker for concealing construction defects.

Lyon & Associates v. Henley (Cal. Court of Appeal, 3rd District) 2012 DJDAR 4655 (April 12, 2012) Lyon & Associates involved a claim by the buyer of a house against the broker acting as a dual agent for both buyer … Continue reading

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