Assembly approves LA stadium bill

Despite opposition from Los Angeles County and other cities, the California State Assembly approved a proposal Friday to waive environmental laws for a planned NFL stadium in Los Angeles.

The measure, which was approved by a vote of 55 to 17, will spare Majestic Realty Co., chaired by USC Trustee Edward Roski Jr., from adhering to various portions of the California Environmental Quality Act when building the proposed 75,000-seat structure in the City of Industry.

Lobbyists for Los Angeles County were ordered Tuesday to work against the bill, and nearby cities, such as Walnut, also promised opposition to the proposal, citing traffic impacts and other environmental issues, according to the Associated Press.

The measure will now move on to the State Senate for further consideration.