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PLF fighting for a clean environment against the California Coastal Commission

February 10, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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.  ...

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The California Coastal Commission : the real nuisance

May 26, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the City of Dana Point filed suit against the California Coastal Commission, alleging that the Commission has illegally asserted jurisdiction over the City’s nuisance abatement ordinance.  The controversy arises out of the City’s decision to close certain beach access paths late at night, owing to ...

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Disappointing loss in the Balloon Track case

July 01, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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 ...

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PLF suit against Coastal Commission in Eureka's Times-Standard

December 08, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Paul J.  Beard II Today, the Times-Standard published an opinion editorial by Gary Bird—president of Citizens for a Better Eureka, which is the client in our recently filed appeal against the California Coastal Commission.  The issue on appeal concerns whether the Commission has the power to interfere in the d ...

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The fight for a cleaner Eureka goes on

December 13, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, PLF filed its opening brief on appeal on behalf of the Citizens for a Better Eureka in their fight against the California Coastal Commission. … ...

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Oral argument in the Balloon Track case

June 09, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

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.     … ...

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Supremes deny review in Coastal Commission case

September 29, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Paul Beard II Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied our petition for review in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission. The case challenged the California Coastal Commission’s power to stop a locally approved clean-up effort on contaminated property in Eureka, California. PLF represented Citizens for a B ...

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Coastal Commission given practical veto over local government's efforts to control crime

July 15, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

A recent decision from the Third District Court of Appeals gives the California Coastal Commission the power to interfere with local government efforts to engage in environmental clean-up and prevent crime. Concerned about an increase in crime, the City of Dana Point restricted late-night access to trails connecting a public park to the beach, pass ...