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May 31, 2012

Cal Supremes take up important CEQA case

Last week, the California Supreme Court granted review in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley.  The case concerns the scope of the single-family residence “categorical exemption” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Pursuant to CEQA, an environmental impact report must be prepared for every discretio ...

April 26, 2012

The recreational fishermen go to court

Tomorrow, I will be in court representing the California Association for Recreational Fishing in their lawsuit against the California Department of Fish & Game.  The suit challenges onerous regulations that the Department is imposing on private fish stocking throughout the state.  For example, one of the challenged regulations forces those wh ...

July 13, 2011

PLF comes to the aid of recreational fishermen

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, PLF attorneys filed a notice of appearance on behalf of the petitioner in California Association for Recreational Fishing v. California Department of Fish & Game, here in Sacramento Superior Court.  PLF attorneys are representing CARF, an organization of fish stockers, anglers, and businesses dep ...

March 16, 2010

California Supremes return to CEQA

Author:  Damien M. Schiff On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued an unanimous decision in Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).  The case concerned whether SCAQMD, the regional state air quality agency, had to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under t ...