This message is going out to all in Riverside and San Diego County.
This is a CALL TO ACTION!
We are asking you to read the following information and urging you to
write letters to our elected officials.
This important information involves protecting the future of CEQA
(California Environmental Quality Act) which is our bulwark against
PLEASE take time to do this as soon as possible.
PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY’S RIGHT TO ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS
Imagine someone wanting to build a chemical plant on your community’s only
wildlife preserve, or next to your child’s elementary school. What if they told you that you would have NO say in the matter.
You would have NO chance to ask WHAT this project would do to air quality or traffic or your drinking water.
That would be unacceptable!
Well, that is exactly what a new slate of bills recently introduced into the California Legislature seeks to do. If any one of these laws passes,
the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Administration would be allowed to select 25 development projects per year and grant
them immunity from California’s Environmental Quality Act, the state’s fundamental law giving citizens the ability to review the environmental
impacts of proposed development.
If passed, your community would never get a chance to hold developers and project proponents accountable for impacts on water quality,
open space, air quality, traffic congestion, noise, and any other effects.
Think about the effects of new power plants, land fills, quarries, dams and so on and on. Projects would be exempt from mitigation, form legal
action, from ANY consequences.
The first two of these bills are SB 1010 and AB 1805. These bills will be going before the House and the Senate soon. WE NEED YOUR HELP
TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE KILLED!
Everyone, PLEASE write your elected officials and tell them to STOP both these bills and others that will follow.
We cannot allow what has taken years to accomplish to be destroyed. Let’s make ourselves heard !
Please pass this on to your e mail lists and to all friends and acquaintances.
For more information go to www.nogravelquarry.com
WRITE to: The Honorable Dennis Hollingsworth The Honorable Kevin Jeffries
California State Capitol, Room 5064 California State Capitol, Room 5128
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento, CA 95814
Here is a sample letter. It is best if you can use your own words.
I am strongly opposed to both AB 1805 and SB 1010, as well
as others that follow.
Both of these bills, along with others that follow, seek to undermine
the ability of California residents to review the environmental impacts
of major developments in our communities as well as to participate
in decisions that affect our communities.