Streamlining CEQA Litigation

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can require an extensive review of the environmental effects of development projects, and often provides fertile ground for project opponents to tie projects up in lengthy litigation regarding the adequacy of that analysis. Over the years, various legislators and governors have vowed to simplify the process.

Now the California legislature has passed and Gov. Jerry Brown just signed AB 900, the Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011. Gov. Brown claims the bill will fast-track the creation...
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