Description: Challenge to city’s expansion of oil refinery.
Center for Biological Diversity v. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/16/2008 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. The complaint challenged the September 2008 decision of the District to approve a 3,200 cow dairy project and certify the Environmental Impact Report for it. The complaint alleged that the EIR violates the California Environmental Quality Act because it understated the number of cows and arbitrarily concluded that the project's climate change impacts were insignificant, thus avoiding an obligation to consider mitigation measures.