Governor Not an ‘Agency’ Under CEQA, Court of Appeal Rules

By KENNETH OFGANG : metnews – excerpt

The governor of California is not an “agency” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

The court affirmed a Sacramento Superior Court ruling that the governor’s approval of a new Indian casino in Madera County is not subject to CEQA review, eliminating one legal hurdle in the near-decade-long effort by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to gain approval for off-reservation gambling…. (more)


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