Re "Should California make changes to landmark 1970 law?" (Forum, Jan. 13): State Sen. Michael Rubio's arguments for changing the California Environmental Quality Act rest on a series of anecdotes of "misuse" of the law. Interestingly, major environmental groups spoke out against these suits, implying that they could support carefully tailored fixes to the law.
It would be refreshing if the senator's committee chairmanship led to good faith negotiations and solutions for the specified problems, and not a bait-and-switch attack on the very principle of environmental protection.
Let's not forget: CEQA has greatly benefitted California.
-- David Schonbrunn, President, Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund, San Rafael