Politics

Enviro attorney: build that stadium

On tonight's "Which Way, L.A.?" on KCRW, lawyer David Pettit of the Natural Resources Defense Council introduced his comments about AEG's bill in Sacramento by saying that he — and NRDC — want the downtown NFL stadium to be built. They are OK with some, though not all, of the relief from potential lawsuits that AEG wants. Pettit then surprised host Warren Olney when he went on to say that, in these times of high unemployment, enviros need to "bend a little" on some of the rules, such as CEQA. "We're in the worst economic situation of my lifetime," said Pettit, who is 60. Daily News report Dakota Smith quickly pointed out that many environmental activists disagree with Pettit on that and on the stadium.

By the way, on the show state Sen. Alex Padilla says his experience is that AEG always lives up to its commitments. Whole show


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