Posts Categorized: Environmental Law

Sacramento Land Use Lawyers Assess Californiaʼs Loss of Teslaʼs $6 Billion Battery Factory -A Question of Free Market vs. Government Over-Regulation

Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, has decided to build a 500,000 unit per year battery factory (Gigafactory)  in Sparks, Nevada. This facility, desgned to be as large as nearly 200 football fields, will employ tens of thousands and contribute billions of dollars per year to the local economy. Destined to come online in 2017, the Gigafactory’s goal is… Read more »

Property Rights Lawyer Tim Kassouni Sends Letter to Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

On May 15th, the Sacramento Land Use Lawyers at Kassouni Law sent a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) on behalf of Freedom Advocates and the Post Sustainability Institute, both of which are non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation of private property rights, consistent with the Fifth and… Read more »

Do You Need an Environmental Impact Report to Build a House? California Supreme Court to Address the Issue

In a closely watched land use case entitled Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, the California Supreme Court will soon decide whether a property owner who wishes to build a single family residence may be subject to the expensive and time consuming process of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), even though homes have historically… Read more »

United States Supreme Court Rebuffs EPA in Major Private Property Rights Ruling : Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency

In a significant unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that property owners have a right under the Administrative Procedures Act to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency compliance order in court. In Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency the EPA issued a compliance order to the Sacketts, claiming that they had attempted to develop… Read more »