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Coachella 2012 Is On! (for Now)

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
October 19, 2011
 
After a boiling of local issues this week in the permit for the 2012 Coachella festival, it appears that the gig is back on. Earlier this week it came to light that the community of La Quinta near the Coachella 2012 site in Indio wanted to have a potentially Coachella-killing environmental study done. It appears the the La Quinta City Council has given the thumbs up for now to not stand in the way of Coachella.

There's one outstanding item, and that's the environmental impact study under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that still needs to be completed before the agreement is final. This means if a major issue is found during the study, La Quinta could make a showing of standing against the festival, but does not hold the authority on its own to stop the festival.

"La Quinta officials said an environmental impact study that examines the impact of dust, traffic, noise and security from the concert on the adjacent communities should be conducted prior to the agreement's approval," reads the story from The Desert Sun.

But it appears the environmental impact study does not have the ability to hold up the festival, it will only determine whether La Quinta is in SUPPORT of the festival.

“Whew. That makes it a lot easier,” he said. “It's not an agreement for them to approve or deny. It's an agreement for them to support or not,” said Indio City Manager Dan Martinez.

So for now, Coachella 2012 is on! Find out more about Coachella Festival dates, tickets and lineup in the Spacelab Festival Guide. Can't wait for the Coachella 2012 lineup ...
 
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