Description: Challenge to California Environmental Quality Act review for an expanded quarry, asphalt processing facility, quarry reclamation project, and related zoning actions.
Keep the Code, Inc. v. County of Mendocino
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/30/2018 Opinion Download Judgment and peremptory writ of mandate affirmed. The California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court's mixed ruling on the adequacy of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for an expanded quarry, asphalt processing facility, and quarry reclamation plan in Mendocino County. The appellate court agreed with the trial court that substantial evidence did not support the County's conclusion that two of the alternatives it considered were not feasible. The court also agreed with the trial court's other conclusions, including that the County did not abuse its discretion by considering greenhouse gas impacts based on "average daily truck trips in July" rather than peak truck trips in October or maximum truck trips and that the County complied with its CEQA obligations regarding consideration of greenhouse gas emission mitigation measures.