Renewable Energy GPA (2011)

In November 2011, the County was forced to rescind the REGPA due to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation. This litigation was brought

forth by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Their argument was based on the idea that a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

should have been prepared for the REGPA. The County contended that it was not necessary as any, and every, proposed renewable energy generation project

would be required to include a project EIR. The County; however, lacked the resources to defend its position against the well-financed complaints.

   Public Meetings on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment::