Welcome to California: CEQA Does Not Apply To CEQA

You know this could only happen in California: An appellate court has ruled that the California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to ... the California Environmental Quality Act. At least in this case.
August 20, 2013, 11am PDT | billfulton00
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California's First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco has batted down a cynical attempt by the California Building Industry Association to turn CEQA on its head, saying that the passage of significance thresholds is not a project under the environmental law. In so doing, the court concluded that an environmental analysis is not required to examine the environmental impact of the standards used to conduct environmental analysis and assess environmental impact. 

In other words, the appellate court ruled that CEQA does not apply to CEQA – at least not in this case.

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Published on Monday, August 19, 2013 in California Planning & Development Report
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