Businesses Push to Change Environmental Quality Act

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With just over a week remaining for California's legislative session, business and labor groups have started a push to pass broad reforms of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) -- a 42-year-old statute that has become the basis for numerous lawsuits against project developers. The effort has alarmed environmental groups and many legislators, who warn that change could leave the law ineffective.


John Myers, political editor for KXTV in Sacramento and former Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News

David Pettit, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Jennifer Hernandez, partner at Holland & Knight and member of the CEQA Working Group's legal team

Isadore Hall, state assemblymember (D-Compton) representing the 52nd District

Jerry Hill, state assemblymember (D-San Mateo) representing the 19th District