Published in conjunction with The Housing Workshop, “CEQA: California’s Living Environmental Law: CEQA’s Role in Housing, Environmental Justice, & Climate Change” exhaustively analyzes available data and literature and demonstrates that, contrary to critics’ arguments, CEQA is not a major impediment to housing production. The number of CEQA lawsuits has remained very low over two decades, and the costs of complying with the law are relatively small. The report further shows that CEQA is critical for advancing environmental justice and combatting climate change.
Watch the March 11, 2022 Zoom briefing for California legislators and staff on the new CEQA report here.
Find the master slide set from the March 11 briefing here.
Read the full report here.
Read a fact sheet summarizing the report’s key findings here.
Read the press release about the report here.