Lawmakers Determined To Overhaul CEQA This Year

Battle-scarred and bullet-hole-riddled over the 42 years since Gov. Ronald Reagan signed it into law, the California Environmental Quality Act likely will receive its first major overhaul in the legislative session that began Jan. 7.
Four decades of attempts to modify CEQA
— which almost always pits environmentalists against developers — have accomplished little. So why this year?

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