According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, California lawmakers pitch a break from a key environmental law to help L.A. Olympic Bid, Clippers Arena, California lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 789 last week in an effort to exempt from CEQA any rail, bus, or transit project connected to the 2028 Olympics, along with expediting environmental challenges to construction of the Clippers arena in Inglewood. If passed, SB 789 would streamline such projects as the environmental review process is typically a multi-year undertaking. The Bill was introduced by Senator Bradford ...
It's an exciting time with the Olympics taking place in Rio De Janeiro. But what takes place before the Olympics ever gets off the ground involves years of planning, lobbying, and infrastructure development. That development often requires use of eminent domain. And in countries without due process and constitutional rights to just compensation, the condemnation process is an ugly endeavor for those impacted.
In Rio, for example, KUSA reports in its article, Rio de Janeiro villages uprooted for Olympics, that leading up to the games, eminent domain was often used "without warning ...
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