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Appointments made to CA enviro committee

January 9, 2013  by Los Angeles Times

January 9, 2012 – California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has said reform of the state’s environmental protection laws is a priority this year, but his recent appointments to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on had some people doubting dramatic changes are in the offing.

Steinberg appointed Sen. Michael Rubio (D-East Bakersfield) as the committee’s chair after the lawmaker spearheaded an effort last year to streamline the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Rubio has been in talks with a group of business leaders on changing CEQA to streamline and limit legal challenges to projects judged environmentally friendly. READ MORE


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