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Alternatives that would substantially lessen environmental effects   

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The Legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state that public agencies should not approve projects as proposed if there are feasible alternatives or feasible mitigation measures available which would substantially lessen the significant environmental effects of such projects, and that procedures required by this division are intended to assist public agencies by systematically identifying both the significant effects of proposed projects feasible alternatives or feasible mitigation measures which will avoid or substantially lessen such significant effects. The Legislature further finds and declares that in the event specific economic, social, or other conditions easible such project alternatives or such mitigation measures, individual projects may be approved in spite of one or more significant effects thereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676, Sec. 277.)