Monthly Archives: September 2012

CEQA’s statute of limitations begins when the project is approved, not 35 days after a Notice of Exemption is filed when the filing occurs before the approval.

Coalition for Clean Air v. City of Visalia. No. F062983 (2012 DJDAR 13043) (5th Dist.)(September 14, 2012) Visalia approved a large facility without environmental review after filing a notice that the project was exempt from CEQA. Petitioners challenged such claim, … Continue reading

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Ice and Climate

Ice and climate In response to “Melting Arctic sea ice reaches new low” (Sept. 20): We should find our hair on end when we read such news. Physical proof of a quickly warming climate is beyond debate. Record ice melt … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit rules federal common law cannot address global warming.

Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp. 2012 DJDAR 13325 (September 21, 2012) (9th. Cir. 2012) The Kivalina tribe sued major oil, energy, and utility companies, alleging they had emitted massive amounts of greenhouse gases, which was causing global warming … Continue reading

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