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August 08, 2011

The Balloon Track fight continues

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, PLF's client the Citizens for a Better Eureka filed a petition for review in the California Supreme Court, asking it to review the First District Court of Appeal's decision holding that the Coastal Commission has jurisdiction over the clean-up of the blighted and polluted Balloon Track property in down ...

July 01, 2011

Coverage of the Balloon Track decision

From the Eureka Times-Standard. ...

June 30, 2011

A disappointing Balloon Track decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Late yesterday, the California First District Court of Appeal ruled in Citizens for a Eureka v. California Coastal Commission that the Commission has Coastal Act appellate jurisdiction over the Balloon Track nuisance abatement.  PLF attorneys represent the Citizens, and had argued that the Coastal Act's pro ...

June 09, 2011

Oral argument in the Balloon Track case

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, I argued our appeal in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission, in the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco.  The video below captures my thoughts on the argument, minutes after it was over.     ...

July 01, 2010

Disappointing loss in the Balloon Track case

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, the Superior Court of Humboldt County heard arguments in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission, a case challenging the Commission's assertion of appellate jurisdiction over the Balloon Track cleanup.  At the hearing's conclusion, the court announced from the bench its ...

June 24, 2010

Coastal Commission update

Author:  Damien M. Schiff On Tuesday, I traveled up to Eureka for argument in PLF's lawsuit, Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission, filed on behalf of concerned residents in Humboldt County, to tell the Commission to butt out of the cleanup of the blighted and polluted Balloon Track property in downtown Eureka. ...

March 02, 2010

Playing hard ball with the California Coastal Commission

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last month, PLF filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission on behalf of a concerned group of citizens, arguing that the Commission has no authority to stop a needed cleanup of a blighted brownfield property in downtown Eureka, California.  Well, shortly after filing, the Eureka Times-Standard ran a ...

February 10, 2010

PLF fighting for a clean environment against the California Coastal Commission

Author:  Damien M. Schiff "Balloon Track" Site Yesterday, PLF announced the filing of a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission's decision to delay, and perhaps even stop, a much-needed cleanup plan for a contaminated property (known as the "Balloon Track" site) in downtown Eureka, California.  ...