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November 25, 2008

Developer Chakrabarti: environmental review process is "workfare" for lawyers and consultants

Atlantic Yards Report

A lot of community groups don't like the environmental review process that, under city, state, and national law, requires elaborate disclosure documents that are burdensome to produce but not necessarily helpful.

And developers don't like them, either.

According to Vishaan Chakrabarti, the Executive Vice President of Design and Planning for the Related Companies:

"Our environmental impact process is completely flawed," he said. "Our regulatory process for a project like Moynihan Station--probably over $15 million has been spent on environmental work that no one will ever read, that is its own kind of workfare program for lawyers and consultants.”

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Posted by lumi at November 25, 2008 5:10 AM