Far-reaching California law to battle greenhouse gases to reshape development

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arnold-schwarzenegger Last month The Saint Report published Jesse McKnight’s look at California’s struggle to cut greenhouse gas emissions — California finds the devil in the detail — and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s to lead the US and the world in its aggressive fight against global warming.

Jesse, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, passes along the first in a two-part series which Richard Brenneman has written in The Berkeley Daily Planet on how a new California law will streamline the California’s famed labyrinthine environmental review process, especially for certain transit-oriented projects. This potentially can make it easier for developers to build housing close to a major transit corridor.

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