Status: Verified petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory relief and damages filed. [ 05/11/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the denial of a permit that would allow Exxon to temporarily truck crude oil from Exxon’s Santa Ynez Unit, consisting of three offshore platforms and an onshore processing center.
Status: Trial court judgment reversed and trial court instructed to enter a new judgment granting the petition for writ of mandate and specifying actions the County must take to comply with CEQA. [ 04/20/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Environmental Quality Act review for a facility that extracted groundwater to produce bottle water.
Status: Reply filed by San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority in support of cross-motion for summary judgment. [ 01/17/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the environmental review and approvals for a 2019-2024 water transfer program from sellers upstream of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta to downstream buyers that allegedly would exacerbate climate change impacts on groundwater resources.
Status: Judgments of trial court affirmed in part and reversed in part. [ 02/14/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to Placer County's environmental review for a land use specific plan and rezoning to allow residential and commercial development and preserve forest land near Truckee and Lake Tahoe.