Guest Commentary: Opponents Abuse CEQA to Derail Worthy Projects

​(January 16, 2012) I support the California Environmental Quality Act and, when asked why I want to modernize it, I immediately think of the Metro Expo Line Extension in Los Angeles, connecting Santa Monica to downtown.

Senator Michael Rubio (D-Shafter)

If and when it is completed, this project will have taken more than nine years to complete. The project will significantly reduce traffic on one of the most congested freeways in the country and help California achieve its internationally renowned greenhouse gas reduction standards. It will also greatly improve air quality and overall public health.” Read the full op-ed by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Shafter) here.