by John Howard
Published: January 8, 2010.
“The Schwarzenegger administration seeks to exempt a number of major construction projects from California’s environmental laws, restrict the power of the courts to review them and give final authority over the projects to his appointees.
The proposal allows exemptions for at least 20 construction projects located across the state, arranged according to air pollution control districts. Seven would be in the Los Angeles area, three in the San Francisco Bay area, five in the San Joaquin Valley and five from the rest of the state. The projects are not named, and there is no immediate indication that the administration has specific projects in mind. The final draft of the bill may contain more projects.”
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