“California Gov. Jerry Brown upsets environmentalist friends with his CEQA critique”

By David Siders

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012
“Brown has not always been so critical of CEQA. He promoted environmental protections when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983, and as state attorney general he used the law to pressure cities and counties to consider climate change in their long-range development plans.

But as mayor of Oakland, Brown experienced firsthand how restrictive the law could be. In 2001, he lobbied successfully for legislation to relax standards for infill housing projects in the city core.”

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