New CEQA Bill — Cure Or Band-Aid?

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT) -- In response to a business community campaign calling for broad California Environmental Quality Act reform, Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Calif., California's senate president pro tempore, released his highly anticipated CEQA “modernization” bill. The bill contains few specifics but focuses on issues that could reduce the time, expense and risk associated with developing projects in urban areas or near transit or that further California’s renewable energy goals.

Because the meat of the bill has yet to be drafted, it will be important to pay close attention to the...
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