“Brown’s two key sentences”

January 28, 2013 By George Skelton SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown spoke only two sentences about streamlining environmental regulations in his State of the State address. But they inspired reformers to cheer. Could have fooled me. I was ready to pounce on him last week for scanty treatment, for kissing off the subject with only … Continue reading

Research Posts

“Analysis of Recent Challenges to Environmental Impact Reports”

December 4, 2012 By Holland and Knight This report analyzes 95 published opinions from 1997 to 2012 in which CEQA plaintiffs litigated the validity of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the California Court of Appeal or Supreme Court. Among its findings: Of the cases which could be characterized as involving “greenfield” or “infill” projects, … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“Businesses Step Up Fight Against Regional Connector”

Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Mon Aug 6, 2012. by Ryan Vaillancourt  DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Thomas Properties Group, one of several Financial District players fighting construction plans for Metro’s $1.3 billion Regional Connector, has filed a motion asking a Superior Court judge to halt the project. The July 23 filing follows … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / News

“Governor seeks new CEQA exemptions for construction projects”

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, … Continue reading