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Senate Approves Environmental Exemptions for NFL Stadium. Hello, Raiders?

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Watch out, Los Angeles. We might be having a Raider Nation soon enough (or hey, maybe even get back the Chargers).

In a legislative session yesterday, the state's senate approved a bill that "would grant the 75,000-seat stadium project an exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act, the environmental law that governs development," according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. It next goes to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk and if approved, it will nullify a pending lawsuit brought forth by a citizens group.