Nancy Skinner, who represents Berkeley in the California Senate, noted that the Legislature has worked to increase enrollment in state universities, which this bill will help accomplish.
“Today, the Legislature acted unanimously and passed SB 118, upholding our longstanding priority to provide more students, not fewer, the life-changing benefit of higher education,” Skinner said in a news release. “Students were never intended to be considered pollution. SB 118 ensures that California environmental law does not treat student enrollment differently than the any other activity in our UC, [California State University], or Community College long-range development plans.”
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