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.
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 […]
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.
If we care about our open space, wildlife, water quality or air, we should be making the California Environmental Quality Act stronger, not weaker.
The California Environmental Quality Act has fallen out of step with the evolution of the state’s land use planning and environmental policy. One big problem: the people using it as a last-ditch effort to stop projects they oppose.
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.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Liam Dillon and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia discuss how a big state environmental law is halting some new projects.
Why criticism of Cory Briggs really is criticism of California’s main environmental quality law.