CEQA and California’s “reputation as a lousy place to do business”

A highly placed Democrat in Sacramento is acknowledging the problems with the state’s environmental-review law, which empowers complainants to stop, slow down or drive up the cost of new development projects. Among those who’ve learned to turn CEQA to their own uses: NIMBY-minded neighbors, business competitors seeking to hobble rivals, and unions looking for a shakedown tool. [Los Angeles Times]

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  • Good article by Mr. Skelton. The way to sell CEQA reform to the unions is to point out that the gravy train HSR needs some streamlined CEQA review or it’s going nowhere.