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California's Initiative Loophole Scam -- Now in Beverly Hills...

John Mirisch | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Developers in California have discovered California's time-worn ballot initiative process as sound business idea.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coal to ...

Judge Strikes A Major Blow Against Walmart

| Posted 01.16.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans A state appellate court has dealt a blow to Wal-Mart's strategy of using petition ...

Rolling Back CEQA for High-Speed Rail Sets a Terrible Precedent

Glen Martin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Glen Martin

CEQA was specifically designed to address programs like the high-speed rail, a gigantic project that entails tremendous environmental impacts. This is precisely the time to unleash CEQA, not restrain it.

Handle CEQA With Care

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Reynolds

Californians have relied on CEQA for over 40 years to protect their communities and our natural resources from environmentally uninformed government decisions.

Bad Lawsuits Against Public Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's an important story that may not have made it onto The Daily Show yet. While it is only a matter of time before Streetsblog Los Angeles has the...

The Farmers Field Saga: Hide and CEQA

John Mirisch | Posted 11.11.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

But the question at hand is not whether the Farmers Field project is good; the question is much simpler: should we be granting California Environmental Equality Act exceptions or mitigations for individual projects?

What It Takes to Preserve Environmental Justice in California

Jakada Imani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Jakada Imani

Critics of the California Environmental Quality Act claim it is inconvenient and expensive to consider the economic and health impacts on residents. They could not be more wrong.

AEG Promises Full Environmental Review For Farmers Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The developer behind the proposed Farmer Field stadium told Mayor Antonio Villaraigoa's Blue Ribbon Commission today that the project will go through ...

AEG Lobbies State Lawmakers To Bypass Environmental Rules For Downtown Stadium | Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Sacramento -- Developer Philip Anschutz's plan to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles may now hinge on whether state lawmakers will al...

Economic Prosperity and Environmental Protection Are One and the Same

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pedro Nava

If you live in California and care about the environment you should be worried. We may be in a tough economic climate, but now is not the time to ease-up on environmental protections.

The Vision to Stay Green

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

We don't need to relegate people to poverty just for the sake of saving some trees. Pitting those two things against one another is a false choice.