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Legislation takes aim at speedy approvals for megaprojects

A rendering of the proposed professional soccer stadium in San Diego (FS Investors)
A rendering of the proposed professional soccer stadium in San Diego (FS Investors)

The Los Angeles Rams and other large developers across California have ballot initiatives to secure fast-track approvals for their projects — and sidestep the state's environmental rules.

But a new proposal from Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) aims to end that practice, arguing that only the wealthy and powerful benefit from the maneuver. 

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