“Legislators Lose Chance to Slip One By”

August 24, 2012

By John Wildermuth

“The hasty plan to revise the state’s long-standing environmental quality law died a quick death in Sacramento Thursday and that’s good news for California.

Not that the California Environmental Quality Act might not be ripe for an update, or at least a public, no-holds-barred discussion of how the law is being used and whether it’s still doing what it was designed to do.

That wasn’t what was going to happen, though. Instead, a bunch of legislators unhappy about environmental regulations decided this week to jam through a business-friendly bill that would limit lawsuits that could be filed under CEQA, a landmark environmental law signed in 1970 by Gov. Ronald Reagan.”

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