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Advocating for the Precautionary Principle in Local Land Use Law
The Clinic filed an amicus brief in support of the City of Oakland, California, which sought to stop the development of a coal export terminal. The lower court held that Oakland failed to provide “substantial evidence” that the terminal would pose a health or safety danger to the people in Oakland. The Clinic argued the lower court’s “substantial evidence” review improperly elevated land use development over public health and safety concerns.