CEQA: The California Environmental Quality Act
Key resources for understanding and implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
CEQA requires public agencies to “look before they leap” and consider the environmental consequences of their discretionary actions. CEQA is intended to inform government decisionmakers and the public about the potential environmental effects of proposed activities and to prevent significant, avoidable environmental damage.
If you are just beginning to learn about CEQA, visit our Getting Started page.