Projects in coastal zones are more complicated because there will likely be a coastal land-use plan and the coastal commission can influence whether they go forward.
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Three recent decisions under CEQA focus on determining the “environmental baseline” against which a proposed project’s potentially significant impacts must be measured.
Can the California Environmental Quality Act meaningfully address the significant and perhaps inevitable environmental consequences of climate change through its project specific review?
Throughout the West, and indeed throughout the country, the building and development industry is facing a new challenge.
Increasingly, Western communities- particularly urban areas-are using an approach known as "low-impact development" (LID) to control stormwater pollution.
California property owners had been faced with the regulation of isolated wetlands and seasonal ponds located on their property under the federal Clean Water Act since the Army Corps of Engineers' promulgation of its regulations in 1977.