Senate Bill 1248 - California Environmental Quality Act, Litigation Disclosure

July 31, 2016

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In the Name of the Environment: Litigation Abuse Under CEQA (Holland & Knight)

Transparency is a hallmark of good government. This bill would prevent those who seek an unfair business competition advantage or have ulterior motives, from improperly hiding behind a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to block a project through litigation. Simply, this bill would require full disclosure of all participating parties in CEQA litigation and remove anonymity from those who file under the pseudonyms of unincorporated associations. This bill will also require disclosure of any party that has financially contributed to CEQA litigation, as is required in attorney fee motions and amicus filings and similar to campaign finance disclosure laws.


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