California Appeals Court: No Environmental Report Needed For Islands Purchase

Mealey's (January 15, 2020, 10:52 AM EST) -- SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. — A California appeals court on Dec. 30 affirmed that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California did not have to perform an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it purchased 20,000 acres of islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta because Metropolitan has not said what it will use the property for (San Joaquin, et al. v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, et al., No. C087640, Calif. App., 3rd Dist., San Joaquin, 2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8652)....

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