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Legal Document- Statute: California Environmental Quality Act

Abstract
California Environmental Quality Act, Cal. Pub. Res. Code §§ 21000-21189.3, current through June 25, 2014.









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Year Signed or Took Effect 
1970

Legal Citation 
California Environmental Quality Act, Cal. Pub. Res. Code §§ 21000-21189.3 (2014)



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Citation

California Environmental Quality Act (1970).




The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a California statute passed in 1970, shortly after the United States federal government passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to institute a statewide policy of environmental protection. CEQA does not directly regulate land uses, but instead requires state and local agencies within California to follow a protocol of analysis and public disclosure of environmental impacts of proposed projects and adopt all feasible measures to mitigate those impacts.[1] CEQA makes environmental protection a mandatory part of every California state and local agency's decision making process. It has also become the basis for numerous lawsuits concerning public and private projects.


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