“NEPA-geddon” Threatens Billions in Road Projects unless California Lawmakers Act

The Sacramento Bee reports that hundreds of road projects totaling $11 billion could come to a halt unless California lawmakers pass a measure to “preserve a decade-old arrangement with the federal government that speeds up California transportation projects. The pact expired Dec. 31, and now the Brown administration and lawmakers are racing to revive it and keep billions of dollars in planned projects on schedule. Assembly Bill 28 by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, would allow the state to continue assuming federal responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act for road projects.”