California Senate Bill to Protect Indian Sites

September 15, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On September 15, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the California Senate Bill 1828... is supposed to safe-guard sacred Indian sites by compelling government agencies to notify an Indian trib of any proposed development project within 20 miles of its reservation, then requiring the developer to work with the tribe to ease the effects of the project... The reality could be an avalanche of lawsuits and endless delays for developers and local governments, business groups and other opponents contend... The tribes and their supporters have insisted that the bill is not as far-reaching as opponents fear."