If you’ve paid attention to any development news in town (like, say, a massively expensive proposed Chargers stadium, to be paid for in part by the average San Diegan’s taxes), you’ve likely seen the acronym CEQA thrown around. This is the California Environmental Quality Act, a state law that requires developers to examine the environmental […]

On the one side, you’ve got environmentalists opposed to any changes in the California Environmental Quality Act that would gut the law. On the other side, you’ve got infighting among all the interest groups pushing for reform.

The California Environmental Quality Act has become a tool for groups to delay or kill a project – even if their beef doesn’t have anything to do with the environment.

CEQA, the state’s premier environmental law, allows outsiders to wade into developments. That’s a big part of why it’s one of the biggest headaches for San Diego businesses.