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Three items from around the world for the end of August’s last weekend – a high speed rail plan is revived, one is abandoned, and one is embroiled in political squabbles between governments. Brazil: After some on-again, off-again plans, the proposed Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo and Campinas high speed rail project is back […]

Aug 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

After a dramatic 24 hours, in which the “gut and amend” process was used to insert into an existing bill on the Kings River language that would reform the California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA reform is now dead – at least until next year. At a Sacramento press conference today, State Senate President Pro Tem […]

Aug 23rd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Been dying to comment on the Revised Draft EIR for the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail section but worried you might not make the deadline? Never fear, the California High Speed Rail Authority is here to help. They’ve extended the comment period by 30 days to October 19, according to a press release sent […]

Aug 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday’s announcement of a coalition to make reforms to the California Environmental Quality Act was bound to be controversial. As it turns out, several dozen Democrats in the state legislature had been aware of some reform proposals and had already circulated a letter opposing rewriting of the law. Dated August 16, but released today, the […]

Aug 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized