Fighting CEQA With CEQA

Amur, Tayfun
March 2007
Planning;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports on issues and topics related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The state's environmental impact law has been placed under the spot light after an appellate court decision in 2004 ordered for the construction of two partially completed Wal-Mart supermarkets to be stopped. Regardless of their viewpoints, most experts agree that this is the turning point in CEQA litigation. According to them, this case provides an important precedent for using CEQA to challenge projects on environmental justice grounds or other social justice rationales.


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