California Environmental Quality Act: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is California Environmental Quality Act, a topic that has been in the headlines. Developed and managed by the Water Education Foundation, Aquapedia aims to provide teachers, students, journalists, water professionals, policymakers and the general public with balanced information on major water issues, topics and terms.
According to Aquapedia, “The California Environmental Quality Act, commonly known as CEQA, serves a key foundation for the state’s environmental protection efforts. The law requires that projects with the potential for significant impacts on the physical environment undergo an environmental review. Since its passage in 1970, CEQA (based on the National Environmental Policy Act) has served as a model for similar legislation in other states. Along the way, CEQA has drawn praise and criticism and there have been recent efforts to change it.”
The CEQA entry also offers background information, Foundation resources, including the “Layperson’s Guide to California Water” and “Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law,” and a listing of additional references.
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