Preferred industries could be exempt from California’s landmark environmental law

California lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to bypass a key state environmental law that would dramatically ease the construction of rail, bus and other transit projects connected to Los Angeles’ bid to host the Olympic Games in 2028.

Under the bill, any public transportation effort related to the city’s Olympics bid would be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, the state’s primary environmental law governing development. The law, known as CEQA, requires developers to disclose and minimize a project’s impact on the environment, often a time-consuming and costly process that involves litigation.

The measure, Senate Bill 789, also provides major CEQA relief to help the construction of an NBA arena for the Los Angeles Clippers in nearby Inglewood.

Source: California lawmakers pitch a break from a key environmental law to help L.A. Olympic bid, Clippers arena – LA Times

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  1. Funny how when it suits the followers of Marx, they can streamline any regulations they want. The rest of us can pay up for the privilege of living in the Left Coasts version of Venezuela

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