Monthly Archives: September 2016

Programmatic Environmental Assessment of Offshore Fracking Reveals No Significant Environmental Impacts

Fri Sep 30th, On Environmental Law, by

On May 27, 2016, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) jointly prepared and released a programmatic environmental assessment of the potential impact of various well stimulation treatments (WSTs) – including hydraulic fracking – on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Southern California Planning Area.  The study specifically evaluated the impacts of offshore fracking on 43 active lease areas and […]

GHG Emissions and EIS Adequacy in the Newhall Case – California Real Estate Law Developments

Fri Sep 23rd, On Environmental Law, by

On July 11, 2016, in a partially published opinion, the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal in Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Real Party in Interest) – on remand from the Supreme Court’s earlier decision – reversed in part and affirmed in part the trial court’s judgment finding that Newhall’s real estate project environmental impact statement (EIS) was inadequate […]

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