by William Fulton on May 29, 2023
Clean Water Act, Supreme Court, wetlands
State's water quality law will likely continue to protect wetlands in an expansive way.
by William Fulton on Jan 30, 2022
CEQA, Endangered Species, Housing, Newark, Sea Level Rise, Specific Plans, Wetlands
Enviros' argument that sea-level rise should be considered in EIR also rejected by appellate court.
by William Fulton on Jan 24, 2021
Biden, Endangered Species, Housing , Transportation, Trump, Wetlands
A lifetime urban dweller, Donald Trump was an anti-city president. Biden is a lifelong Amtrak rider -- and California urban planning is likely to change with him at the helm.
by CP&DR Staff on Jan 26, 2020
Clean Water Act, Waters of the United States, Wetlands
But California backstop will maintain expansive definition of wetlands in the state.
by Wiliam Fulton on Dec 21, 2019
California Supreme Court, CEQA, Mitigation Fee Act, Surplus Land Act, takings, U.S. Supreme Court, wetlands
Also: Statute of limitations on the Mitigation Fee Act, a request to depublish the Millenium Hollywood case, and the U.S. Supreme decline to hear a takings case from Massachusetts involving a local wetlands ordinance.
by William Fulton on Jul 24, 2018
Endangered Species, Otay Mesa, Supreme Court, Wetlands
How the Supreme Court nominee interprets the Endangered Species Act is likely to have a profound impact on land-use patterns in California. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on Dec 11, 2017
Long Beach, wetlands
Planners thought strategy to protecting wetlands and promoting development was good enough -- but enviros thought otherwise. >>read more
by William Fulton on Mar 26, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency, Supreme Court, Waters of the United States, Wetlands
The Supreme Court nominee takes a narrow view of administrative agencies' power -- but is likely to apply that view in a nonpartisan way. >>read more
by William Fulton on Mar 6, 2017
EPA, Kennedy, Scalia, Trump, Waters of the United States, Wetlands
His WOTUS executive order instructs federal agencies to ignore Kennedy's deciding vote on wetlands regulation. >>read more
by William Fulton on Feb 21, 2017
Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, EPA, Waters of the United States, Wetlands
End of signature Obama policy could put more pressure on California state environmental laws. >>read more