Adam Regele

Adam Regele
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Adam Regele joined the CalChamber in April 2018 as a policy advocate specializing in environmental policy, housing and land use, and product regulation issues. He came to CalChamber after practicing law at Oakland-based Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, PLC, where he advised private and public clients on complex projects involving land use and environmental laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels. Before entering private practice, Regele served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Davila of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Regele earned a B.S. in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where he was symposium editor and research and development editor for the Hastings West-Northwest Journal. See full bio.

CalChamber’s Efforts on Proposition 65

Despite a global pandemic, the number of 60-day notices filed pursuant to Proposition 65 against food companies alleging exposure to acrylamide continues its exponential...

CalChamber Co-Led Coalition Applauds Proposed Prop 65 Safe Harbor Framework

Yesterday, a coalition of businesses co-led by the California Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA),...

Coalition Pressure Prompts OEHHA to Withdraw Harmful Change to Prop. 65 Safe Harbor Warnings

Thanks to the efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of organizations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) withdrew...

Coffee Distributors Win Prop.65 Acrylamide Lawsuit

A California Superior Court judge this week ruled in favor of coffee roasters and distributors in a decade-long lawsuit alleging they violated California’s Proposition...

Problematic Single-Use Packaging Bills Face Final Hurdle in Legislature

As the state struggles to climb out of a $54 billion deficit, contain more than 500 active wildfires, prevent further blackouts, solve an ongoing...

Job Killer Bill Lays COVID-19 Economic Fallout on Rental Property Owners

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that shifts the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout for tenants onto rental property owners will be considered...
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California’s Next Housing Crisis Looms

The ripple effect from the pandemic-caused recession continues to reverberate in California. Millions of unemployed workers face rent and mortgage payments, while the memory...

Bill That Will Kill Thousands of High-Wage Jobs to Be Heard in Senate Committee...

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that threatens thousands of high-wage jobs throughout California and could increase the state's reliance on foreign...

Author Attempts to Revive Failed Job Killer Housing Bill

With only about four weeks left in the legislative session and virtually no opportunity for meaningful stakeholder engagement, a reboot of a job killer...

Opposition Stops Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

Job Killer Bill That Hinders Housing Construction to Be Considered in Senate Committee

A job killer bill that will impede housing construction and harm California's economic recovery will be considered by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on...

May The 4th Be With You

After initially being suspended until April 13, 2020, Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that the California...

A New Recycling Paradigm

“Living is easy with eyes closed.” John Lennon wasn’t talking “trash” when he said this, but the quote fairly describes how California approached recycling...

Job Killer, CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall Ahead of Key Legislative Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that expands rent control and discourages housing production has stalled in the Assembly and is likely...
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What the Frack?! – Capitol Insider

California elected leaders are determined to phase out in-state fossil fuel production in order to meet its ambitious climate goals. California’s 2019-2020 enacted budget...

Another Prop 65 Headache

One of the world’s safest and most widely used drugs may soon come with California’s cancer warning. Tylenol, Benadryl, Dayquil, Midol and Excedrin, just to...

Another Prop 65 Headache – Capitol Insider

Tylenol, Benadryl, Dayquil, Midol and Excedrin, just to name a few commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing acetaminophen, may soon be required to come...

Recycling Bills Still Problematic

Although amendments removed job killer provisions, twin recycling bills are still opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of industry groups...

Legislature Weighing Strict Product Regulation

With just weeks remaining in the legislative session, twin job killer bills upending how consumer products are packaged and sold in California are being...

Proposition 65: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One cannot travel very far in the Golden State without being bombarded with cancer warnings. Thanks to Proposition 65 (Prop 65), a 1986 voter-approved...