California Environmental Quality Act

Governor Signs Bill Boosting Sacramento Kings Arena PlansSB743 will accelerate the review process for lawsuits filed under the California Environmental Quality Act. Easing the way for a new arena was part of Sacramento's pitch to the NBA earlier this year in its effort to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.
Deep Reforms To Environmental Law Prove DifficultAt the beginning of this year's legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Senate's top Democrat and key business groups joined in a call to overhaul California's landmark environmental-protection law.