CEQA

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The California Environmental Quality Act(CEQA) is a California statute passed in 1970,[1]shortly after the United States federal government passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to institute a statewide policy of environmental protection. CEQA does not directly regulate land uses, but instead requires state and local agencies within California to follow a protocol of analysis and public disclosure of environmental impacts of proposed projects and, in a departure from NEPA, adopt all feasible measures to mitigate those impacts.[2]CEQA makes environmental protection a mandatory part of every California state and local (public) agency's decision making process. It has also become the basis for numerous lawsuits concerning public and private projects.

 

Dec 7, 2017:

Key California environmental law not a barrier to development, new state report says fw.to/Kb9e79i #CEQA #CEQAReform 

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-key-environmental-law-not-a-barrier-to-1512681666-htmlstory.html