is tribal administrator for the Fernandeno Tataviam band of Mission Indians, a band that was labeled extinct in an environmental impact report
for a housing development planned near Santa Clarita.
Postponing the planned environmental impact report
would delay the department's selecting a site from among five candidates to resume production of so-called plutonium pits.
California, it turns out, is mired in an environmental impact report
on plastic pipe that it began 11 years ago, primarily at the behest of the Pipe Trades Council.
Members of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council asked the board to postpone a decision, saying the impact of traffic as a result of growth had not been properly analyzed in the environmental impact report
The project's environmental impact report
and subdivision maps were approved 5-0 by commissioners at a meeting Tuesday night.
Before that, the environmental impact report
must receive input from the public and approval by the Los Angeles Community College District's board of trustees.
In exchange, Santa Clarita agreed to prepare a full environmental impact report
instead of the more abbreviated one officials planned.
Neighbors said they have no doubt they could fight the center with a court challenge to the environmental impact report