In December 2011, we posted an article reviewing the Second Appellate District’s determination in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. City of Los Angeles (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 455.

The petitioner, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust filed a petition for review on January 12, 2012. On February 2, 2012, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a request for depublication. On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied both the petition for review and depublication requests [2012 Cal. LEXIS 3142.] resulting in a decisive conflict between the reported cases on Guidelines section 15126.2, subdivision (a) and the text of Section 15126.2, subdivision (a) itself.

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