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Planning & Conservation League v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, B200673

In plaintiffs' request for an administrative mandamus challenging an environmental impact report certified by the defendant pursuant to CEQA concerning a transfer of water from a water agency and a water storage district to the defendant's, judgment of the trial court is reversed, vacated and remanded as, although the trial court correctly rejected plaintiffs' principal contentions, it erred in issuing the writ because the EIR contains no material defects.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/17/2009
  • Published 12/17/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Rossmann and Moore, LLP, Antonio Rossmann, San Francisco, Roger B. Moore and Jennifer Seidenberg;  Law Offices of Babak Naficy and Babak Naficy, for Plaintiffs and Appellants Planning and Conservation League and California Water Impact Network., Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard and Clifford W. Schulz, Sacramento;  Amelia T. Minaberrigarai, for Real Party in Interest and Appellant Kern County Water Agency., The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP, Ernest A. Conant and Steven M. Torigiani, Bakersfield, for Real Party in Interest and Appellant Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District.

  • For Appellees:
  • Eisenberg and Hancock, LLP, William N. Hancock and Jon B. Eisenberg, Oakland;  McCormick, Kidman & Behrens, LLP, Russell G. Behrens and David D. Boyer, Costa Mesa;  Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, LLP, James G. Moose, Sacramento, and Laura M. Harris, for Defendant and Appellant Castaic Lake Water Agency., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Janet Gaard, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Marilyn H. Levin and Deborah A. Wordham, Deputy Attorneys General, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent California Department of Water Resources.
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