This is a big step forward for the proposed desalinization plant in Carlsbad.
The Court of Appeal's opinion also seems right. No project is perfect. But this one looks pretty darn good.
P.S. - There's no shortage of quality advocates on both sides. Irell represents Surfrider. The Attorney General and Latham represent the defendants. Then Allen Matkins, Sheppard Mullin, and Best Best represent other project participants. Lots of good arguments on both sides.