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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Thursday approved $16.4 million for a trio of proposed projects in Los Angeles, including an east-west busway that could span Warner Center and North Hollywood. The funding, which will be used for preliminary engineering and design, includes $5 million for the Valley busway, which may be built along Chandler and Burbank boulevards. Two other transit proposals also received funding: $8.
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February 1, 2001 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush administration, eager to ease airport delays, plans to speed construction of additional runways at major airports across the country by expediting reviews of their environmental impact. The policy shift--certain to raise concerns among environmental groups over noise and air pollution--comes as the Federal Aviation Administration has concluded that more runways offer a quicker answer to air travel gridlock than the ongoing high-tech modernization of air traffic control computers.
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July 4, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building as many as 572 homes on the northern face of the Verdugo Mountains would have a negative effect on the air, wildlife and scenic vistas of the Glendale hillside area, according to an environmental report released Tuesday. The widely debated Oakmont V development "would directly eliminate at least 177 acres of ecosystem," while "loss of the existing blueline stream, riparian forest and oak woodland would be irreversible," stated the study ordered by the Glendale City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2001
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a workshop to brief its board members on a preliminary environmental impact report for the San Fernando Valley east-west busway project, agency officials said Monday. The session will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor board room of MTA headquarters, One Gateway Plaza downtown, agency officials said. Public comment will be included. The board will not take formal action on the report before July 26.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A public hearing is set for Tuesday on the environmental impact report for a proposed airport at the former El Toro Marine Corps base. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation by Gary Simon, head of the El Toro planning agency. Public comments will follow at 1 p.m. The hearing will be in the Board of Supervisors hearing room, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2005 | Deborah Schoch and Tonya Alanez, Times Staff Writers
The Long Beach City Council decided Wednesday to continue talks with the developer of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at the city's harbor, although none of the nine council members appears to decisively favor the plan. In the early morning vote, the council split 5-4, divided between those firmly opposed to the $450-million gas facility proposed by a Mitsubishi Corp. subsidiary and those who want to wait for an environmental review before taking a stand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County and the cities of Inglewood and Culver City have sued the federal Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, claiming that environmental studies completed for the city's modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport are deficient. The suit, filed in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, argues that the $11-billion proposal understates the pollution that would result from increased air operations at LAX.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A long-planned subdivision on Elephant Hill above El Sereno may face another delay after the City Council voted Wednesday to require the developer do another environment impact report. A report for the project was completed in 1992. The office of City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo argued that the report still stood, but Councilman Jose Huizar pushed for a new report, citing potential landslide problems. The project is one of several controversial developments planned in the northeast hills of the
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2007 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles airport officials agreed Monday to report to the city's Board of Airport Commissioners in January about whether they can expedite an environmental study on how to reconfigure the north airfield at LAX to reduce close calls between planes on the ground.
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October 3, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
The latest proposal to develop a liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of Ventura County begins a crucial process today as regulators hear from the public about which issues to consider during an upcoming environmental review. The $600-million Clearwater Port terminal, proposed by Houston-based NorthernStar Natural Gas Inc., would convert an oil platform about 11 miles offshore from Oxnard to receive and process up to 1.
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