Yeah… why isn’t that the case with everything?
Environmental lawsuits should not halt California’s high-speed rail line unless it’s proved to cause far more harm than good, the governor’s office proposed yesterday.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) administration floated draft legislation that would curb the state’s environmental law as it applies to initial construction of the train.
The language, circulated among green groups, would require judges before they stop development to weigh the project’s impact on the state. They would be obligated to consider job losses as well as the fact that a delay could force California to forfeit $3.3 billion in federal funding.
The $68.4 billion bullet train venture brings pluses that make it worthy of special consideration, the draft bill argues.