Description: Challenge to adequacy of environmental review of proposed wastewater treatment plant.
Valley Advocates v. City of Atwater
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/23/2011 Opinion Opinion issued. A nonprofit group that advocates for responsible development filed a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of an environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act of a project to construct and operate a wastewater treatment plant. The nonprofit alleged, among other things, that the final environmental impact report failed to analyze the project’s greenhouse gas emissions. The trial court dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the nonprofit did not exhaust its administrative remedies. The appellate court affirmed on the same grounds.