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AIR v CARB

AIR v CARB

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SuperiorCourtofCah~ormacountyofSanFrancIsco
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SUPERIORCOURTOFCALIFORNIACOUNTYOFSANFRANCISCO
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10ASSOCIATIONOFIRRITATEDRESIDENTS,anunincorporatedassociation;CALIFORNIACOMMUNITIESAGAINSTTOXICS,anunincorporatedassociation;COMMUNITIESFORABETTERENVIRONMENT,anonprofitcorporation;COALITIONFORASAFEENVIRONMENT,anonprofitcorporation;SOCIETYFORPOSITIVEACTION,anunincorporatedassociation;WESTCOUNTYTOXICSCOALITION,anonprofitcorporation16ANGELAJOHNSONMESZAROS;CAROLINEFARRELL;HENRYCLARK;JESSEN.17MARQUEZ;MARTHADINAARGUELLO;SHABAKAHERD;TOMFRANTZ;
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CaseNo.CPF-09-509562
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STATEMENTOFDECISION:
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ORDERGRANTINGINPARTPETITIONFORWRITOFMANDATE
1415Judge:Hon.ErnestH.GoldsmithDept:61318PetitionersandPlaintiffs,1920vs.23
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Assn.ofIrritatedResidents,etalv.CaliforniaAirResourcesBoard--CGC-09-509562-STATEMENTOFDECISION:ORDERGRANTINGINPARTPETITIONFORWRITOFMANDATE
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1ThisPetitionforWritofMandatecameonregularlyforhearingpursuanttonoticebefore2Hon.ErnestH.GoldsmithonDecember·19,2010.PetitionerswererepresentedbyAlegriaDeLa3Cruz,Esq.andBrentNewell,Esq.oftheCenteronRace,PovertyandtheEnvironment,and4AdrienneBloch,Esq.ofCommunitiesforaBetterEnvironment.Respondentswererepresented5byMark-Poole,Esq.andDavidZonana,Esq.oftheOfficeoftheAttorneyGeneralofCalifornia.6TheCourtissuedaTentativeStatementofDecisiononJanuary24,2011,towhichPetitionersand7Respondentssubmittedobjections.TheCourthasconsideredtheoralargumentandthepleadings8andobjectionssubmittedbytheparties,andissuesthisStatementofDecisiongrantinginpart9PetitionforWritofMandate.10'.
BACKGROUND
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In
2006,theCaliforniaLegislaturepassedtheGlobalWarmingSolutionsActof200612("AB32")inresponsetothedangersposedtoCalifornia'senvironmentbythereleaseofman-13madeGreenhouseGases("GHGs").HealthandSafetyCode("HSC")§38500
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The14LegislaturedesignedthislandmarkstatutetoplaceCalifornia"attheforefrontofnationaland15internationaleffortstoreduceemissionsofgreenhousegases."
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at§38501(c).AB32tasksthe16CaliforniaAirResourcesBoard("ARB")withpreparingandapprovingaClimateChange17ScopingPlantocreatearegulatorypathforreducingGHGemissionsto1990levelsbytheyear182020.
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at§§.38501(a),38550.AB32describestheprocesstobefollowedbyARBincreating19andimplementingtheScopingPlan,andincludesprovisionsforenforcement.
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at§§38560-2038574,38580.21PetitionerschallengeARB'simplementationofAB32,assertingthatARBfailedtomeet22themandatorystatutoryrequirementsofAB32andtheCaliforniaEnvironmentalQualityAct2324("CEQA")byessentiallytreatingtheScopingPlanasa
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rationalizationforARB'salreadychosenpolicyapproaches.
In
thefirstportionofthiscase,PetitionersarguethatinapprovingtheScopingPlan,ARBviolatedAB32by:(1)excludingwholesectorsoftheeconomyfromGHGemissionscontrolsandincludingacapandtradeprogramwithoutdeterminingwhetherpotential252627reductionmeasuresachievedmaximumtechnologicallyfeasibleandcosteffectivereductions;(2)28
Assn.ofIrritatedResidents,etalv.CalifomiaAirResourcesBoard--CGC-09-509562-STATEMENTOFDECISION:ORDERGRANTINGINPARTPETITIONFORWRITOFMANDATE
 
31failingtoadequatelyevaluatethetotalcostandtotalbenefitstotheenvironment,economyand2publichealthbeforeadoptingtheScopingPlan;and(3)failingtoconsiderallrelevant3informationregardingGHGemissionreductionprogramsthroughouttheUnitedStatesandthe4World,asrequiredbyAB32,priortorecommendingacapandtraderegulatoryapproach.5TheCEQAportionofthiscaseinvolvesPetitioners'challengetotheFunctional6EquivalentDocument("FED")preparedbyARBpursuanttoitscertifiedregulatoryprogram.The7FEDwaspreparedtoevaluatetheenvironmentalconsequencesassociatedwiththeScopingPlan.8PetitionersclaimthatARBviolatedbothCEQAandARB'sowncertifiedregulatoryprogramin9preparingandcertifyingtheFEDby:(1)failingtoadequatelyanalyzetheimpactsofthe10measuresdescribedintheScopingPlan;(2)failingtoadequatelyanalyzealternativestothe11ScopingPlan;and(3)impermissiblyapprovingandimplementingtheScopingPlanpriorto12completingitsenvironmentalreview.13
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responsetoPetitioners'allegations,ARBassertsthatitscrupulouslycompliedwitheach14ofitsstatutorydutiesunderAB32and'eachofitsobligationsunderitscertifiedregulatory15programandCEQAbyconductingaprogrammaticreviewoftheScopingPlan.ARB16characterizesPetitioners'claimsasanattackonpolicydecisionsmadebyARB,particularlythe17.decisiontoincludecapandtradeaspartofthepreferredsuiteofchosenmeasures.18PetitionershaveoptedtomergetwoseparateanddistinctchallengestoARB's19implementationofAB32.First,PetitionersallegethatARBjmproperlyinterpretedandfailedto20complywithAB32.ARBactsinaquasi-legislativecapacityininterpretingandeffectuating21legislation.Accordingly,theCourthasappliedanarbitraryandcapriciousstandardofreviewCourtdeniesthePetitionforWritofMandatetodirectARBtorevisetheScopingPlanforthe23
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reasonsstatedherein.25'Second,Petitioners'allegationsthatARBviolatedCEQAarereviewedbytheCourt
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pursuanttoanabuseofdiscretionstandardofreview.TheCourtgrantsthePetitionandissuesa27PeremptoryWritofMandatecommandingARBtosetasideitscertificationoftheFEDand28
Assn.ofIrritatedResidents,etalv.CaliforniaAirResourcesBoard--CGC-09-509562-STATEMENTOFDECISION:ORDERGRANTINGINPARTPETITIONFORWRITOFMANDATE

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