Description: Challenge to mixed-use development on Salton Sea in California.
Sierra Club v. County of Riverside
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/07/2012 Petition for Writ of Mandate Petition for writ of mandate filed. Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit challenging a large, mixed-use development planned for the shores of the Salton Sea in California. The lawsuit alleges that Riverside County’s Board of Supervisors failed to adequately analyze the project’s greenhouse gas emissions, among other things. According to the complaint, the project, if completed, would involve 16,665 residential units and more than 5 million square feet of commercial space on 4,918 acres. It would take 35 years to complete all five phases. Among other things, the complaint alleges that residents of the project will be forced to drive long distances for jobs and basic services, which will result in increased air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.