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Meeting To Kick Off Environmental Review Of Proposed NFL Stadium

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In this rendering released by AEG, the proposed football stadium to house a NFL team in Los Angeles, California is seen. (credit: Illustration by AEG/Getty Images)

In this rendering released by AEG, the proposed football stadium to house a NFL team in Los Angeles, California is seen. (credit: Illustration by AEG/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials are inviting members of the public to share their concerns and suggestions surrounding a proposed downtown NFL stadium.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports about the concerns downtown residents expressed have over the proposed NFL stadium.

The scoping meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening is a required step in the project’s environmental review process.

Its purpose is to identify issues that need to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report being prepared for the project.

Environmental groups have expressed concerns that stadium planner AEG may seek state legislation protecting it from lawsuits over its environmental review process.

AEG officials have said they’re completing a full environmental review but may seek protections from what they characterize as frivolous lawsuits once the review is complete.

State lawmakers granted an exemption in 2009 for a rival stadium proposal near Los Angeles that nullified a lawsuit over its environmental review.

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