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Calif. Appeals Court Nixes San Diego Climate Plan

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Calif. Appeals Court Nixes San Diego Climate Plan

Law360 (June 15, 2020, 9:27 PM EDT) — San Diego sidestepped California law when it approved an addendum to a climate action plan that would let certain projects get around county emissions rules by buying so-called carbon offsets elsewhere, a state appeals court has ruled.

The California Court of Appeal handed down a narrow ruling Friday that blessed a lower-court finding that the mitigation measure was “legally inadequate” under the California Environmental Quality Act and could not be used to review the greenhouse gas impacts of proposals in the county.

“To be abundantly clear, our holdings are necessarily limited to the facts of this case, and in particular, [this…

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