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02/02/2011 11:40 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Farmers Field: AEG Lobbies State Lawmakers To Bypass Environmental Rules

Reporting from Sacramento --
Developer Philip Anschutz's plan to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles may now hinge on whether state lawmakers will allow him to bypass some environmental rules so the 64,000-seat project can quickly get underway.

As top executives from Anschutz's firm roamed the Capitol to lobby for their project this week and a who's who of power brokers in sports, business, labor and politics announced their backing for it in Los Angeles, dozens of activist groups were mobilizing against the billionaire builder, pressing legislators not to exempt AEG from provisions of the state's environmental quality act.

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