Description: Lawsuit challenging Alameda County’s decision not to renew conditional use permits for continued operation of an oil extraction and production facility in the City of Livermore.
E&B Natural Resources Management Corp. v. County of Alameda
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/04/2019 Order Download Motion to intervene denied. Federal Court Denied Center for Biological Diversity Request to Intervene in Defense of California County’s Denial of Oil Facility Permits. The federal district court for the Northern District of California denied Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD’s) motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging Alameda County’s decision not to renew conditional use permits for continued operation of an oil extraction and production facility in the City of Livermore. CBD argued that its “substantial involvement” in the matter—including its administrative appeal, which led to the County’s denial of the permits—gave it a significantly protectable interest in the litigation. In addition, CBD asserted a significantly protectable interest in “advancing its longstanding organizational mission to protect the environment and combat climate change.” Although the court agreed that CBD had a significantly protectable interest, the court found that CBD had not demonstrated that the County would not adequately represent CBD’s interests. The court also found that efficient resolution of the dispute outweighed the benefits of permissive intervention. 08/13/2019 Motion to Intervene Download Motion for leave to intervene filed by Center for Biological Diversity. 09/24/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed.