Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 1:35 AM

Oakland A’s Stadium Plan Beats Bid to Slow Environmental Review

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

The construction of a new baseball park for the Oakland Athletics can proceed on an expedited timeline for environmental review after a California appellate court on Tuesday dismissed an attempt by a group of shipping industry groups to delay the project.

Under a 2011 state law, Assembly Bill 900, projects can qualify for fast-tracked review procedures under California’s Environmental Quality Act if they meet certain conditions, including no additional net greenhouse gas emissions. The law was later amended to require the state’s governor to certify projects for expedited review by January 2020.

To help Oakland retain the baseball team after ...

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