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Should downtown L.A. stadium plan be exempt from environmental review?

June 24, 2010 |  1:42 pm


Environmentalists are vowing to stop any effort by developers to exempt a proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles from environmental laws.

The state Legislature last year granted a waiver to a football stadium proposed by developer Ed Roski Jr. in the City of Industry.


No such waiver has been proposed for the potential downtown stadium site, but that has not stopped some environmentalists.

The nonprofit Planning and Conservation League has begun circulating a letter asking people to sign up to oppose any future legislation that might grant the Anschutz Entertainment Group an exemption from the state’s environmental laws for a potential stadium site near the Los Angeles Convention Center. The letter, supported by groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, says such action would set a bad precedent and is not necessary.

Read more from Times staff writer Patrick McGreevy at the PolitiCal blog. Curbed L.A. also has been covering the issue.

What do you think? Share your views below.

-- Patrick McGreevy

Photo: The L.A. Live complex in downtown Los Angeles, which is adjacent to a potential site for a football stadium. Credit: Los Angeles Times file photo