Description: Challenge to authorizations for a solar power generating facility across 3,500 acres in California.
Newberry Community Services District v. County of San Bernardino
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/09/2020 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief filed. Lawsuit Filed Challenging Solar Power Facility in California. A California community services district and a neighborhood group filed a lawsuit challenging San Bernardino County authorizations for a solar power generating facility across 3,500 acres. The petitioner-plaintiffs alleged that the environmental impact report for the project failed to adequately analyze and mitigate the project’s environmental impacts, including long-term greenhouse gas emissions and the project’s “greenhouse gas impacts including on the desert ecosystem carbon sequestration processes.” They asserted the project was inconsistent with California’s long-term efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.