California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed two bills September 27 to streamline the environmental review process for a proposed 72,000 seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles and other large statewide projects. The legislation (S.B. 292 and A.B. 900) allow legal challenges filed under the California Environmental Quality Act to move directly to a state appeals court, and establish a 175-day start-to-finish review process for the appellate court and subsequent challenges in the state supreme court. S.B. 292 establishes criteria for a green stadium and related carbon neutral facilities, and A.B. 900 gives the governor the authority to certify certain environmentally friendly projects for the expedited judicial review process statewide.
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Judicial streamlining legislation signed
- Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
- David Leiter, Sarah Litke and Daniel Phillips
- October 2 2011
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