A Challenge for Planners to "CEQA-in-Reverse"

Bill Fulton says a legal challenge from the building industry may teach a useful lesson: the California Environmental Quality Act isn't the only tool planners can use to keep projects and their occupants out of harm's way

The California Building Industry Association has filed an appeal hoping to resolve whether CEQA applies “in reverse.” Does it require developers to consider not just their projects' effects on the environment, but also potential effects on their projects from environmental hazards?

If it doesn't, then planners might have to go back to actually planning.

Full Story: California Planning & Development Report

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