News Media Coverage of Union CEQA Abuse

California Construction Workers, Builders Are Near Deal That Could Mean a Flood of New Building – Los Angeles Times – January 28, 2019

Developer Accuses Two Construction Unions of Engaging in Racketeering and Extortion – Los Angeles Times – January 10, 2019

Concord Delays Deal For 310 Apartments Near BART, Seeks Local Hiring – KPIX Channel 5 (San Francisco) – January 10, 2019

Lawsuit: Labor Unions Sank SeaWorld Hotel Deal – San Diego Union-Tribune – December 21, 2018

American Canyon’s Watson Ranch Referendum Not Moving Forward – Napa Valley Register – December 10, 2018

Unions Launch Referendum Campaign to Stop Watson Ranch in American Canyon – Napa Valley Register – November 20, 2018

American Canyon Planners Approve Watson Ranch Despite Late Opposition – Napa Valley Register – October 10, 2018

Union Seeks More Environmental Review for South Natomas Apartment Project – Sacramento Business Journal – August 30, 2018T

L.A. City Council Approves the Icon at Panorama Development in Panorama City – Los Angeles Daily News – August 29, 2018

The Icon at Panorama Project Moves Forward After City Officials Reject Appeal – Los Angeles Daily News – August 22, 2018

Labor Union Nearly Stalled Major Sacramento Construction Project Before Reaching Private Deal – Sacramento Bee – August 14, 2018

Litigation Seeks to Block Merge 56, Which Some Called a New Model for Suburban Development – San Diego Union-Tribune – August 7, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Union Files Challenge to Proposal for Centene Corporate Campus – Sacramento Business Journal – July 20, 2018

CEQA Racket Extracts 11th Hour Payoffs Amidst Housing Crisis – San Jose Inside – July 11, 2018

Is California’s Legacy Environmental Law Protecting The State’s Beauty Or Blocking Affordable Housing? – Capital Public Radio – July 9, 2018 

Cutting Red Tape to Build Needed Housing – Riverside Press-Democrat (editorial) – July 1, 2018

The Sword and the Shield: Is CEQA to Blame for the North Bay’s Housing Crisis? – North Bay Bohemian – June 19, 2018

UPDATE: EIR to be Done for Dignity Wellness Campus – Redding Searchlight – November 1, 2017

Unions Keep Fighting Oakland’s Biggest For-Sale Housing Proposal – San Francisco Business Times – October 17, 2017

Reform CEQA for All, Not Just the Favored Few – Riverside Press-Enterprise (commentary) – September 22, 2017

Work on $50 Million Dignity Wellness Campus in Limbo – Redding Searchlight – September 18, 2017

Facebook and Real Estate Developer Pitch State Lawmakers on Speedier Environmental Review Cases – Los Angeles Times – September 6, 2017

Oakland Approves 634-Unit Tower, City’s Largest Residential Building Ever – San Francisco Business Times – April 20, 2017

Apple Valley: Project Jupiter Moves Forward Amid Lodged Environmental Concerns – Victorville Daily Press – February 10, 2017

Apple Valley’s Project Jupiter Up for Approval – Victorville Daily Press – February 1, 2017

A Key Reform of California’s Landmark Environmental Law Hasn’t Kept Its Promises – Los Angeles Times – January 24, 2017

Housing Development’s Latest Enemy: Bay Area Construction Unions – San Francisco Business Times – October 26, 2016

Exclusive: Four East Bay Construction Unions Oppose Project Approvals in Bid for Developer Concessions – San Francisco Business Times – October 18, 2016

Does California’s Environmental Protection Law Impede Development? – San Jose Mercury-News – August 29, 2016

Toxic Vapors Discovered Inside Oakland School – East Bay Express – August 5, 2016

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row – SocketSite – May 3, 2016

Unions Pester Community Choice Aggregation Energy Programs in California – California Policy Center – February 16, 2016

Union Used CEQA Against Solar Projects, Too – Voice of San Diego – October 19, 2015

Labor Needs to Stop Using Environmental Laws to Kill Jobs – Los Angeles Times – commentary by George Skelton – September 6, 2015

Environmentalists and Shadowy Labor Group May Sue Over Planned Solar Farm – Monterey County Weekly – March 12, 2015

CEQA Can Be a Convenient Weapon – Voice of San Diego – December 17, 2014

Kinkisharyo to Keep Jobs in L.A. County – Los Angeles Business Journal – November 25, 2014

Kinkisharyo Seeking to Resolve Palmdale Dispute – San Fernando Valley Business Journal – October 2, 2014

Kings Arena Deal Shows Enduring Labor Clout – Sacramento Bee – September 15, 2013

Unions Extensively Interfere with California Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Permitting – California Policy Center – July 20, 2013

Did Unions Hasten Demise of California’s Solar Thermal Power Plants? – California Policy Center – July 16, 2013

CEQA Debate Rule No. 1: Do NOT Mention Union “Greenmail” – California Policy Center – February 21, 2013

Unions Defy CEQA Reformers with Taunting Resolution – California Policy Center – February 12, 2013

Protests Over Valley Solar Projects Called a Ploy – Fresno Bee – April 29, 2012

Bill Addresses Abuses of Environmental Law – Bakersfield Californian (commentary by California Assemblymember Shannon Grove) – April 9, 2011

Labor Coalition’s Tactics on Renewable Energy Projects Are Criticized – Los Angeles Times – February 5, 2011

Laboring Under ‘Greenmail’ – Developers Jump Through Hoops as Abuse of a State Law Helps Unions Make Companies Do Their Bidding – Los Angeles Business Journal (commentary) – January 17, 2011 

Debate Brews in California Over Unions And Power Projects – Platts Electric Power Daily – October 29, 2009

A Move to Put the Union Label on Solar Power Plants – New York Times – June 18, 2009

Power Grab – Riverside Press-Enterprise (editorial) – August 25, 2008

Greenmail: Independent Builders Accuse Unions of Coercion – Central Valley Business Journal – December 2007

Union Staffing Demands Dim Market for Solar Panels – Los Angeles Business Journal (commentary) – October 8, 2007

Unions Wielding Environmental Law to Threaten Foes – Sacramento Business Journal – January 29, 2006

Struggle Over Power Plants – Los Angeles Times – September 6, 2004

Unions Have Power Over Energy Plants – Tri-Valley Herald – March 18, 2002

Power Grab – Wall Street Journal (editorial) – February 15, 2001

Blame Unions for Blackouts – Engineering News-Record (commentary) – January 29, 2001

Unions Play Part in Power Crisis – Bakersfield Californian – December 23, 2000

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