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“CEQA Suits May Be Minimal, But Delays Remain A Concern”

January 18, 2013

By Erin Coe

A recent analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that almost all project reviews under the California Environmental Quality Act aren’t challenged in court, but experts said Thursday that the law requiring public agencies to examine projects’ environmental impacts is still in need of improvement to cut delays and boost transparency in litigation.

The NRDC and the California League of Conservation Voters issued an analysis Jan. 15 finding that despite critics’ claims that the 42-year-old law is to blame for generating an onslaught of lawsuits…

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