Overhaul May Be On Horizon For Calif. Environmental Law

Law360, San Diego (November 14, 2012, 10:44 PM EST) -- Amid growing concerns that California's 42-year-old environmental law is being used to derail critical development projects, state lawmakers are expected to consider key changes to the California Environmental Quality Act that lawyers said Wednesday could lead to less litigation and a more streamlined process.

After tabling a controversial proposal to curb lawsuits brought under CEQA this summer, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said in September he intended to convene stakeholder meetings and an informational hearing on CEQA reform before the next legislative session kicks...
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