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Gov. Jerry Brown to scrap environmental exception for bullet train
LA Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Ralph Vartabedian & Chris Megerian

Posted on 06/22/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by Twotone

After encountering criticism from environmental groups, Gov. Jerry Brown signaled Wednesday that he plans to withdraw his controversial proposal to protect the California bullet train project from injunctions sought by environmental lawsuits.

Brown's staff told key environmental groups that he would no longer include modifications to the California Environmental Quality Act in a package of legislation this month asking for $6 billion to start construction of the high-speed rail project.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda21; sustainability
"Farmers up and down the Central Valley have said the project is destroying valuable farmland and will disrupt operations, destroy irrigation systems and puncture processing plants."

They seem bound & determined to take destroy California.

1 posted on 06/22/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Opinion: Jerry Brown is quite willing to sacrifice the State of California for a legacy. He ran to be Governor once again only to try to be more than the “Governor Moonbeam” he achieved previously.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 9:47:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Twotone

This marks The Beginning Of The End for the Browndoggle train.

It will never exist in anything like its advertised form.

Meanwhile, the leeches will suck up as much of the already-issued bonds’ proceeds at $400 an hour and $300,000 a year.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 9:50:56 AM PDT by pogo101
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My recall was that Arnie said the Prop would include environmental waivers to expedite construction. That’s likely the only reason it passed to start with.. otherwise the folly has been on from the gitgo re: California’s ‘Big Dig’.. or should I say ‘Big Grab’.

My recall ain’t what it used to be.. not since 2003 anyway when I could have sworn California leaped off a cliff into the dark abyss


4 posted on 06/22/2012 10:01:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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I think that’s the goal, because the people running California know that food comes from grocery stores and electric power from those little holes in the wall.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 10:04:00 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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Farmers up and down the Central Valley have said the project is destroying valuable farmland and will disrupt operations, destroy irrigation systems and puncture processing plants

Environmentalists don't give a damn about agriculture. The less of it, the better in their minds.

6 posted on 06/22/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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