“Blackmail Goes Green”

January 10, 2012

By Katy Grimes

“Anyone who tries to change the sacred texts of the California Environmental Equality Act will find out just how sacred they are and lose.  Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, found that out Monday.

CEQA provides a process for evaluating the environmental effects of building, construction or development projects by private businesses or public agencies.

But according to the Public Policy Institute of California, one lawsuit is filed for every 354 projects reviewed under CEQA. Grove is pushing for the judicial review by the California Attorney General of these lawsuits in order to assure that CEQA’s requirements are followed appropriately, and that private sector, non-union businesses are not a constant target.”

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