Description: Challenge to EIS for renovation of fairgrounds.
Sierra Club v. 22nd District Agricultural Association
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/02/2012 Decision Download Statement of decision issued. A California state court held that an environmental impact report performed on a renovation project at a fairgrounds failed to describe all GHG emissions resulting from its operations. The lawsuit challenged the impact report, prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which excluded the fairgrounds’ baseline GHG emissions from its traffic assessment on the grounds that the portion of the roadway traffic attributable to the facility was unknown and thus could not be estimated. The court rejected this, holding that a good-faith effort, supported by factual data, was required.