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2018 Year-End CEQA Round-Up

USA - December 11 2018 Senate Bill 35, more colloquially known as “SB 35,” was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 29, 2017. While somewhat byzantine in its…

Arthur F. Coon.

“Making CEQA a federal case? Recent actions of California’s Supreme Court and the federal Surface Transportation Board set up a preemption showdown”

USA - December 22 2014 Controversy has dogged the California high speed rail project since before its inception with the 2008 passage of Proposition 1A, the bond measure…

Arthur F. Coon.

Fall 2014 CEQA roundup: legislative and regulatory developments

USA - October 16 2014 A number of recent legislative and regulatory developments in or related to CEQA will impact public agencies, developers, and practitioners in the…

Arthur F. Coon.

OPR mulls changes in CEQA traffic metrics

USA - February 13 2014 As previously discussed in this blog, last year's passage of SB 743 added a requirement in Public Resources Code § 21099(b) that the Governor's…

Arthur F. Coon.

CEQA, sausages, and the art of the possible: a closer look at SB 743’s general CEQA reform provisions

USA - September 18 2013 In a flurry of eleventh-hour activity following Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's withdrawal of SB 731 from consideration (see 9/13/13…

Arthur F. Coon.