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March 31, 2023, 12:09 AM

Oakland A’s Stadium Clears Hurdle as Environmental Report Upheld

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Advocates for a proposed Oakland Athletics downtown baseball stadium project won the backing of California appeals judges Thursday who rejected arguments that an environmental report was deficient.

The court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that, for the most part, the environmental impact report’s analysis and conclusions were reasonable and supported by the evidence.

“The question before us is not whether substantial evidence supports a petitioner’s critique of the EIR; it is whether substantial evidence supports the agency’s conclusions,” acting Presiding Justice Tracie L. Brown wrote for the court. Associate Justices Jon B. Streeter and Jeremy M. Goldman joined the opinion. ...

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