Description: Challenge to proposed solid waste facility on grounds that negative declaration violated CEQA.
Power Inn Alliance v. County of Sacramento Environmental Management Department
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/15/2011 Opinion Opinion issued. A coalition of businesses and property owners brought suit against Sacramento County alleging that the county violated the California Environmental Quality Act when it issued a negative declaration concerning a permit to reopen a solid waste facility. Among other things, the coalition alleged that a study prepared by the county did not sufficiently discuss the project’s greenhouse gas emissions. The trial court dismissed the challenge. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed, holding that the project was small enough that it was unnecessary to engage in further discussion of its greenhouse gas emissions.