Somach Simmons & Dunn | Attorneys at Law

Environmental Review

Clients (Partial List)

  • El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
  • Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District
  • Placer County Water Agency
  • Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
  • San Bernardino Municipal Water Department

No single environmental law affects California public agencies, private developers and businesses more frequently than the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Somach Simmons & Dunn helps clients navigate CEQA’s complex and ever-evolving substantive and procedural requirements. 

We work closely with public agencies and their consultants to ensure CEQA compliance and advise applicants and other stakeholders participating in the environmental review process for projects of all types and sizes. We emphasize constructive, practical solutions aimed at streamlining environmental review where possible, so that public and private projects achieve their objectives in a timely and cost effective manner. We help our clients see the big picture and understand where negotiation and conflict resolution may provide the most certainty and efficiency to advance their goals. Where litigation is necessary, we vigorously and successfully prosecute and defend CEQA cases throughout the state at the trial court and appellate levels. We also advise clients and help direct the preparation of documents under the National Environmental Policy Act, and we litigate NEPA issues in federal courts in California and the western United States.