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New Legal Analysis Warns Bait and Switch 'Eminent Domain' Initiative Threatens Important Environmental Protections, Including California's Landmark Global Warming Legislation (AB 32)
Sacramento, CA - A new, independent legal analysis warns that the so-called "California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act" (CPOFPA) could have a devastating impact on laws and regulations intended to protect the environment and to combat global warming. The analysis warns that the initiative could hinder implementation of Assembly Bill 32, California's landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The measure would also roll back rent control protections and result in other adverse consequences.
The landlords sponsoring this measure are falsely claiming that their initiative has no "regulatory takings" impacts or impacts on the environment. This new legal analysis proves otherwise. The analysis was independently commissioned by the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. It was written by one of the state's leading environmental law firms, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, and warns that the CPOFPA "appears to impair a broader class of environmental protections than did Proposition 90."
For complete legal analysis visit http://www.clcveducationfund.org/.