Update: On January 4, 2023, the Third District Court of Appeal granted the Department of General Services’ petition for rehearing. As a result, the below decision has been vacated and the appeal is again pending before the court.

In a high-profile CEQA case involving renovation of the State Capitol grounds, the Third District Court of

In Save Our Access v Watershed Conservation Authority, 68 Cal. App. 5th 8 (2021), plaintiff Save Our Access challenged the EIR certified by the Watershed Conservation Authority for a project to improve a recreation area within the Angeles National Forest. The project was designed to restore natural resources damaged by heavy recreational use, upgrade