Environmentalists Fight Newsom’s Plan To Speed Infrastructure Projects

May 22, 2023
Some environmental groups are strongly opposing California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) sweeping legislative proposal to speed a variety of clean energy, water, transportation and other infrastructure projects in part by relaxing the state’s umbrella environmental protection law, echoing the looming fight the Biden administration is facing as it works to cut a permitting reform deal with congressional Republicans. “We acknowledge the Governor’s desire to promote clean infrastructure, but this proposal needs a lot of work,” Brandon Dawson, director of Sierra...

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