California – Governor Brown signed into law yesterday legislation fast tracking big project environmental review. Big projects, referred to as “Leadership Projects” by the law, are projects worth more than $100 million and that meet certain environmental and
Rare habitat, whether man made or nature made, is protected by law in California. With the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), historic resources such as buildings and urban landmarks, are recognized just like natural resources. This is because old buildings are irreplaceable and laws like CEQA, local ordinances, and landmark reviews reinforce this value.