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“Editorial: More changes to CEQA? Only if vetted in the open”

August 5, 2012

The Sacramento Bee

“Gov. Jerry Brown has again raised the possibility of changes to the California Environmental Quality Act. That’s the sweeping 1970 state law that requires public and private developers to analyze the impacts of their projects, study alternatives and implement mitigation measures.

CEQA is a powerful legal tool, and like the legal profession itself, nearly everyone has a love-hate relationship with it.

Developers have used the law to derail projects of competing developers.

Unions have sought exemptions from it for projects they liked and then filed CEQA lawsuits against developers who wouldn’t commit to project-labor agreements.”

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