Environmental Laws Bypassed for California Stadium Project

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that allows developers of a planned football stadium in Southern California to bypass environmental laws and speed up the planning process.

The stadium is being planned in the City of Industry, about 15 miles east of Los Angeles.

"Developer Ed Roski Jr. wants to build an $800-million NFL stadium near the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways.

The legislation signed today would exempt the planned 75,000-seat stadium from state environmental laws. The bill is designed to speed up the planning process for the stadium."

Full Story: Schwarzenegger signs bill giving boost to NFL stadium plans in San Gabriel Valley [Updated]



Enviro laws violated?

This article doesn't provide any info. re what enviro. laws would be violated.

It is absolutely a bad precedent to scrap environmental regulations and considerations for a sports complex. Construction of sports amenities should never trump natural resource preservation.


The senate voted to exempt the project from the California Environmental Quality Act. Which is really not about protecting the environment as much as making people aware of the projects and the potential impatcs on them. The governor signed the bill into law.

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