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Climate Change and CEQA in 2007: Lots of Heat, but Only a Little Light

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Categorized Under: Environment



In the January 2007 edition of The Impact Report, Terry Rivasplata reviewed the passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) and asked "Does it Herald Major Challenges for CEQA?" The answer in 2007 was a resounding "Yes!" However, there is still a lack of consensus amongst CEQA practitioners on how to address climate change in CEQA documents, and the ultimate efficacy of the various approaches is still unknown.

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  • Rich Walter

    PrincipalICF International

    Rich Walter has 16 years of experience in environmental planning, compliance strategy, permitting, and mitigation development and implementation. He has worked on numerous controversial and complex environmental planning and compliance projects.

    He has directed and participated in environmental impact assessment, alternatives analysis, and permitting processes for a variety of proposed developments, including residential subdivisions; golf courses; resorts; flood control; water pipelines; wetland restoration; marine oil terminals; natural gas power plants and pipelines; roads, highways, and bike paths; vineyards; industrial parks; telecommunications marine landings, backhaul, and urban ring projects; and mines.

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Published: Jan 1, 2008
Source: ICF International

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