Calif. Speeds CEQA Review For $1B NextEra Solar Project

Law360, San Diego (February 26, 2013, 7:10 PM EST) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he has allowed NextEra Energy Inc. to fast-track any suits brought under the California Environmental Quality Act over its $1 billion solar plant project, citing a 2011 law that lets developers of certain large-scale, job-creating and environmentally friendly projects speed through the review process.

Brown certified the McCoy Solar Project in Riverside County as an environmental leadership development project under A.B. 900. That law requires any CEQA suits against these unique kinds of projects to go directly to the...
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