A group of small businesses in Lakeside are fighting to keep a megastore from opening next door. But they’re also fighting the county – which they believe lowered the bar for the project’s environmental review.
People who complain about CEQA don’t like the fact that the environmental law gives extraordinary power to ordinary people.
Cory Briggs explains his complicated new ballot measure on this week’s podcast.
Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7’s Monica Dean discuss the controversial development in Carlsbad and how it managed to get around CEQA.
A handful of groups attacked Imperial Valley solar projects and the developers behind them using CEQA, the state’s premier environmental law.
A labor union used the state’s environmental law to sue Imperial County solar developers who didn’t sign labor agreements with them.
Two environmental nonprofits used the state’s environmental law to extract settlements from solar developers whose projects still went forward.
A powerful family, aided by two environmental nonprofits, used an environmental law to sue over a major solar project in Imperial County. A parcel of public land was handed over to the family. After that, the family dropped its opposition and the project went forward — seemingly without any changes to make the project more environmentally friendly.
The stadium saga is now playing host to the latest CEQA showdown. The state environmental law rears its head often in all kinds of development deals across the state. Here’s why.
Cory Briggs got it right in the first sentence of his commentary: CEQA didn’t create traffic in Mission Valley. But the rest of his argument about the law is misleading.