Planned Zoo Development Site at Knowland Park

Oakland, Calif. – The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and Friends of Knowland Park (Friends) today filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Zoo and the City of Oakland. The suit raises concerns about the flawed environmental review process of the Zoo’s planned theme park. The planned expansion is to be sited on the rich, undeveloped lands of Knowland Park. It argues that the City violated the California Environmental Quality Act and State Planning and Zoning Law in its June 2011 approval of the Zoo’s amended development plan.

A full version of the press release can be found here:  Oakland Zoo Lawsuit Press Release

We will keep you updated with any new developments.

Here is the press that we have received so far:

SF Gate: Oakland Zoo Faces Lawsuit Over Expansion Project

East Bay Express: Oakland Zoo Expansion Opponents File Suit Today

San Francisco Business Times: Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Oakland Zoo Expansion

Oakland Tribune: Environmental groups sue to stop Oakland Zoo expansion project