Monthly Archives: February 2013

CEQA “PAPER WATER” AFTER WILD SANTEE ─ EVALUATION OF COURT-IMPOSED ESA LIMITS ON DIVERSIONS IN EIRS

Paul Stanton Kibel (Associate Professor and CUEL Co-Director, Golden Gate University School of Law) With its October 2012 ruling in Preserve Wild Santee v. City of Santee (Wild Santee), the California Court of Appeal issued a decision that may expand … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use, Work on Water

California Public Utilities Commission Applies Utility’s Acid Rain Program Credit Sale Proceeds to Renewable Energy Projects on Native American Lands

By Allyson Umberger*; Edited by Prof. Alan Ramo** In a landmark decision published on February 14, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to apply the sale proceeds of surplus sulfur dioxide allowances from the now-closed Mohave Generating Station … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Court Upholds Calif. Climate Change Offset Program

By Allyson Umberger, 3rd Year GGU Law Student; Edited by Prof. Ramo In March 2012, the authors of this blog posted an article about a lawsuit brought by non-profit groups Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children’s Earth Foundation (“Petitioners”) challenging … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change