Description: Challenge to environmental impact report for proposed laboratory for failing to account for greenhouse gas emissions.
Jones v. Regents of the University of California
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/12/2010 Opinion Download Opinion issued. Several individuals filed a petition in state court challenging the certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) issued pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the renovation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The trial court held that the Board of Regents of the University of California violated CEQA by amending the EIR in response to public comments about greenhouse gas emissions without recirculating the final EIR for public review. On appeal, the appellate court reversed, holding that a lead agency was not required to provide an opportunity for the public to review a final EIR.