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By Diane Kindermann and Kristen Kortick

United States v. California, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43422 (CA E.D. Ct., March 12, 2020)

In October 2019, the United States government sought declaratory and injunctive relief against California, Quebec and WCI, Inc. for violations of the Treaty Clause, Compact Clause, and Foreign Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 4th Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1.    2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click here:

Please join me on September 24, 2019 for an all-day seminar titled, “Winery and Vineyard Law”. The seminar is hosted by National Business Institute and will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Crown Plaza Sacramento, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento. Register at the link here: https://www.nbi-sems.com/83117 . I look forward to meeting you there!

Diane Kindermann

Please join me on September 24, 2019 for an all-day seminar titled, “Winery and Vineyard Law”. The seminar is hosted by National Business Institute and will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Crown Plaza Sacramento, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento. Register at the link here: https://www.nbi-sems.com/83117 . I look forward to meeting you there!

Diane Kindermann

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1. 2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 1st Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1. 2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s 2018 Annual CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions are denoted by bold italic fonts.

A.  2017 CEQA Update

To read the 2017 cumulative CEQA review, click here:

B.  Cases Pending

There are

On December 28, 2018, the Natural Resources Agency adopted the final text to a comprehensive update to CEQA. Significant changes to the regulations include addressing global climate change and the affordable housing shortage. Significant improvements include proactive analysis of impacts for wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation impacts. Climate change benchmarks within the guidelines were

California voters approved Prop 65 in 1986 in an effort to provide transparency to the public on which specific chemicals are known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. (Link {https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/general-info/proposition-65-plain-language}.) OEHHA is the agency responsible for overseeing the Prop 65 program for the State of California and the Attorney General for the State

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2018 3rd Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts. 

1. 2017 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2017 cumulative CEQA review, click