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