Description: Challenge to environmental impact report for master-planned community in Riverside County, including for failure to consider how climate change would exacerbate the project's impacts.
Center for Biological Diversity v. County of Riverside
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/11/2020 Notice of Appeal Download Notice of appeal filed by Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and San Bernadino Valley Audubon Society. 03/12/2020 Judgment Judgment entered. 10/22/2018 Brief Download Consolidated opening brief filed by petitioners. 01/09/2018 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. Three environmental groups challenged the environmental impact report (EIR) prepared for a master-planned community in Riverside County that included 8,725 dwelling units and 1,380,000 square feet of commercial uses on 2,883 acres. The petitioners alleged, among other things, that the EIR failed adequately analyze how climate change would exacerbate the project's impacts, including impacts on water resources. They also said the EIR failed to properly disclose conflicts with state and local climate change laws and policies.