Editorial/Opinion: CEQA reform moves forward but real obstacles lie ahead

Many hurdles remain between here and meaningful reform of the California Environmental Quality Act, namely the obstacle that a Democrat-led state Legislature is bound to face when it defies labor unions.
But state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg’s bill to modernize CEQA has taken a step toward passage by winning approval from the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Coincidentally or not, part of the bill would help Sacramento build a new sports arena and hold on to the National Basketball Association’s Kings, who could move to Seattle.

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