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]

Comments

Comments

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.

CEQA

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.

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
DVD Cover of The Story of Sprawl

The Story of Sprawl

See how America changed shape in this collection of historic films that visually document how sprawl evolved.
$29.99 for 2-DVD SET