Description: Challenge to approval of an expansion of Wal-Mart, including for failing to properly evaluate project’s greenhouse gas emissions.
CREED-21 v. City of Glendora
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/19/2013 Opinion Opinion issued affirming trial court's denial of petition. A community group filed a lawsuit challenging the City of Glendora’s approval of an expansion of an existing Wal-Mart store. Among other things, the lawsuit alleged that the city violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that did not adequately analyze the project’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts. The trial court denied the petition, holding that the EIR did properly evaluate the project’s GHG emissions and climate change impacts. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed, holding that proposed mitigation measures concerning the use of alternative modes of transportations to reduce GHG emissions were too speculative and did not have to be considered.