03/05/2024

Jerry Brown Starts Push To Revamp California’s Environmental Law

SACRAMENTO — As Gov. Jerry Brown toured China over the last week, he repeatedly contrasted that nation’s speedy construction of modern transportation systems and other key public works with what he characterized as a lack of vision back home.

A pillar of his plan to let the “bulldozers roll” on big projects in California has been an overhaul of the state’s landmark environmental law, which can tangle development in litigation for years.

Yet before he even boarded his return flight, the governor said he was giving up on any substantial revision this year of the 40-year-old law, which he says stands in the way of progress.

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