Description: Challenge to San Bernardino County’s approval of a plan for a major warehouse and distribution center.
People’s Collective for Environmental Justice v. County of San Bernardino
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/14/2022 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Verified petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief filed. Lawsuit Challenged Approval of New Warehouse and Distribution Center in Southern California. A lawsuit filed in California Superior Court challenged San Bernardino County’s approval of a plan for a major warehouse and distribution center in the Bloomington community. The petition asserted violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including failure to adequately disclose, analyze, and mitigate the project’s greenhouse gas emissions. The petition alleged that the environmental review used improper values and assumptions in its analysis of greenhouse gas emissions, or failed to disclose values and assumptions such as emissions factors for methane and nitrous oxide emissions. In addition, the petition alleged reliance on improper assumptions regarding traffic as well as reliance on ineffective mitigation measures. The petition also asserted that the County violated its duty to affirmatively further fair housing, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Housing Crisis Act of 2019.