Description: Challenge to environmental review for 185-acre real estate development.
Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment v. City of Santa Clarita
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/18/2014 Opinion Download Opinion issued reversing trial court's granting of petition for writ of mandate. The California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court decision that concluded that certain aspects of the environmental review for a 185-acre real estate development in the City of Santa Clarita were inadequate. The appellate court’s option did not substantively address the consideration of climate change in the environmental impact report (EIR) for the project, but, as a procedural matter, the court found that an alternative fuels plan had been properly incorporated by reference into the EIR section on global climate change.