Description: Challenge to the environmental review for the Otay Ranch Resort Village 14 project in San Diego County, California.
Sierra Club v. County of San Diego
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/07/2021 Decision Download Petition granted in part and County ordered to vacate approvals of project. California Court Found Fault with Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures and Consideration of Wildfire Risk for San Diego County Project. A California Superior Court ruled that greenhouse gas mitigation measures approved for a residential development in San Diego County were insufficient under the California Court of Appeals’ decision in Golden Door Properties, LLC v. County of San Diego, which requires that carbon offsets be real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, and enforceable. The court also found that the respondents failed to comply with CEQA because the consideration of wildfire risks improperly “compress[ed]” analysis of impacts and mitigation measures by characterizing mitigation measures as part of the project. 03/17/2021 Motion to Intervene Download Motion to intervene filed by People of the State of California ex rel. Xavier Becerra. California Attorney General Sought to Intervene to Oppose Residential Project in Area Vulnerable to Wildfire. In March 2021, the California Attorney General filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the People of the State of California in a lawsuit challenging a residential development in San Diego County that the Attorney General argued would result in adverse environmental effects that could affect the public generally. The attorney general's petition included allegations regarding wildfire risk and the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.