By failing to require an update to California High Speed Rail’s Environmental Impact Report, state officials are violating a key provision of both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This failure lends an air of hypocrisy to Sacramento’s criticism of Trump Administration environmental stewardship and it also gives […]
About Mark Powell and Mike Brady
Mark Powell lives in Orange County and has a degree in chemical engineering from the Univerrsity of Minnesota; he assists Mike Brady in analysis and research on issues associated with high speed rail in California.
Mike Brady has been an appellate lawyer in California for 50 years; he lives in Menlo Park and has worked on high speed rail matters for more than 10 years, including litigation involving HSR.
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Editor’s Note: In a previous article, we explained why projected greenhouse gas emission savings from California’s High-Speed Rail project are overstated. The High-Speed Rail Authority’s Environmental Impact Review is based on inflated ridership numbers and does not take into account automotive emission savings that will arise from the transition to electric vehicles. Here, Mark Powell […]