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California GOP withholding budget support in exchange for rewriting enviro law

By Alison Hawkes

Five GOP senators who are key to a budget deal with California Gov. Jerry Brown have presented a proposal to rework large sections of the state’s benchmark environmental law, called CEQA. The proposal would sharply limit California’s and the public’s ability to challenge a developer’s environmental impact report, would allow fast-tracking of environmental review...
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Superfund site in San Francisco proves toxic for Navy, neighbors

Superfund site in San Francisco proves toxic for Navy, neighbors

A year after the dissolution of the Restoration Advisory Board for Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy says it will introduce a new community involvement plan that emphasizes diversity. The announcement follows the White House’s reconvened interagency effort on environmental justice, which held its first meeting under the Obama administration in September.
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