Description: Challenge to approval of open-air human waste composting facility.
Center for Biological Diversity v. County of San Bernardino
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/25/2010 Opinion Download Opinion issued. The Center for Biological Diversity successfully challenged San Bernardino County’s approval of an open-air human waste composting facility under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on various grounds, including its failure to analyze GHG emissions. The challenge resulted in the final environmental impact report (FEIR) being decertified. The county appealed, alleging that the trial court erred by decertifying the FEIR on the grounds that it, among other things, did not analyze the feasibility of an enclosed facility as an alternative. The appellate court disagreed and upheld the trial court’s determination.