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Articles

The Planning Report May 18, 2022
The Potential for CEQA Reform Post-UC Berkeley Case, by Jerry Meral
planningreport.com/2022/05/18/jerry-meral-potential-ceqa-reform-post-uc-berkeley-case

The Daily Journal May 2, 2021
CEQA Protects California Despite Special Interests’ ‘Big Lie’
dailyjournal.com/articles/364997

March 2022
Letter to State Legislature re CEQA from housing, environmental justice, and conservation groups
Enviro EJ Housing CEQA Letter (pdf)

Santa Rosa Press Democrat May 1, 2022
Close to Home: CEQA is needed more than ever
pressdemocrat.com/article/opinion/close-to-home-ceqa-is-needed-more-than-ever

The Mercury News April 27, 2022
CEQA attacks come as our warming planet most needs the law
mercurynews.com/2022/04/27/opinion-ceqa-attacks-come-when-our-warming-planet-most-needs-the-law

The Daily Journal March 29, 2022
The latest attack on CEQA: The UC Berkeley enrollment fiasco
dailyjournal.com/articles/366748-the-latest-attack-on-ceqa-the-uc-berkeley-enrollment-fiasco

Cal Matters March 25, 2022
UC Berkeley’s problem is poor planning, not CEQA
calmatters.org/commentary/reader-reactions/2022/03/uc-berkeleys-problem-is-poor-planning-not-ceqa

San Francisco Chronicle March 13, 2022
One reason to keep CEQA — it gives low-income communities of color a chance at environmental justice
sfchronicle.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor

Cal Matters February 16, 2022
CEQA advances environmental justice, so why all the hate?
calmatters.org/commentary/2022/02/ceqa-advances-environmental-justice-so-why-all-the-hate

Resources

2021 Report: CEQA: California’s Living Environmental Law: CEQA’s Role in Housing, Environmental Justice, & Climate Change
rosefdn.org/ceqas-role-in-housing-environmental-justice-climate-change

Recent Empirical CEQA Studies and Key Findings
CEQA Studies Summary 2021

California State Legislature, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Environmental Quality (2019).
Just the Facts: An Evidence-Based Look at CEQA Streamlining and CEQA’s Role in Development. (pdf)

Association of Environmental Professionals (2019).
CEQA and Housing Production: 2018 Survey of California Cities and Counties.

O’Neill, M., Gualco-Nelson, G. and Biber, E. (2018).
Getting it Right: Examining the Local Land Use Entitlement Process in California to Inform Policy and Process (pdf)

CEQA Success Stories

See CEQA Case Studies