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SAN FRANCISCO—The recent California Building Industry Association vs. Bay Area Air Quality Management District ruling, which has been commonly referred to as the “Reverse CEQA” case, confirms a fundamental limitation on the reach and scope of CEQA analysis and mitigation requirements, based on the plain language and basic thrust of the statute, but developers shouldn’t get too comfortable, Arthur Coon, shareholder and co-chair of Miller Starr Regalia‘s land-use practice group, tells GlobeSt.com. Since the case’s decision had been long awaited, we spoke to several experts about its implications. Here, Coon gives us his opinion on the key takeaways of the Court’s opinion and what it means for developers going forward.

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