“Editorial: Time to start talking about modernizing and reforming California’s environmental laws”

February 6th, 2013

By Los Angeles News Group

It’s been clear to many Californians of all political stripes for some years now that the California Environmental Quality Act is in need of reform. It’s also clear that the act at its best has protected our state from untold desecration over the decades since it was signed into law by Gov. Ronald Reagan.

But it’s been equally clear that a rush job is worse than prescriptions that would be more harmful than the disease. That’s why we noted in August that while reforms are needed, it is crucial to get them right. That meant not hashing them together into a last-minute bill without public scrutiny in the rush last fall to pass such bills.

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