How good environmental legislation goes wrong

April 21, 2016
Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union show their support for BNSF Railway's proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) facility during a public hearing in San Pedro in 2013.
Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union show their support for BNSF Railway’s proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) facility during a public hearing in San Pedro in 2013.
Los Angeles Times

Jim Newton, a lecturer in the Communications Studies department, offers a critique of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). According to Newton, in the case of a proposed switching yard at the Port of Los Angeles, CEQA serves as “a woefully blunt instrument that thwarts economic growth and, perversely, can actually harm the environment.”

Source: How good environmental legislation goes wrong L.A. Times, 21 April

Additional coverage about Jim Newton’s take on the CEQA:

UCLA faculty voice: How good environmental legislation goes wrong UCLA Newsroom, 25 April