by Joshua Stewart
San Diego Union-Tribune
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors in closed session voted unanimously in favor to pay the environmental organization $977,986.11 plus interest for the lawsuit. The payment was revealed Wednesday morning.
The Sierra Club sued the county in 2012, contending the government’s climate action plan didn’t have required specifics and enforcement mechanisms. A trial court agreed, as did California’s 4th District Court of Appeal in October 2014, ruling that the county plan fell short of California Environmental Quality Act requirements for deadlines and measures to make sure greenhouse gas emissions are cut.