Calif. Clears Faster Review Of K Road's Solar Project

Law360, San Diego (May 24, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow K Road Power Holdings LLC's 663-megawatt solar project facing environmental suits to apply directly to a state board for permits, bypassing an often longer review process by local land use authorities.

The move to enact A.B. 1073, by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, clears the way for the Calico project, which was approved in 2010 as a solar thermal project, to qualify for an exemption from the usual local permitting procedure under the...
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