Description: Challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's environmental review for an air cargo facility in southern California.
California v. Federal Aviation Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/20/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Lawsuits Challenged NEPA Review for Air Cargo Facility in Southern California. Two lawsuits were filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for an air cargo facility in San Bernardino, California. One petition for review was filed by a local environmental justice group, Sierra Club, a union, and two individuals. The other lawsuit was brought by the State of California, which asserted in comments on the draft environmental assessment that the FAA had failed to mention either the presence of a nearby environmental justice community or the significant and unavoidable air quality, climate change, and noise impacts identified in an earlier California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the project by the San Bernardino International Airport Authority.