SB 659:

Silencing Communities from Fighting Pollution

Requires the losing party of a lawsuit challenging a project through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to pay the attorney’s fees for the prevailing party. This would effectively silence communities and erode CEQA's only enforcement mechanism by forcing community groups with legitimate concerns and limited financial resources to weigh the protection of their community against their ability to potentially pay a developer’s attorney’s fees.

Bill info from the legislature
Issues: Land Use

CLCV Opposed

Status:

Passed Senate Judiciary Committee 5-4

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