Environmental / Agriculture

CalChamber Wins Landmark Prop 65 Ruling

California businesses scored a landmark victory last week when Chief District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California granted CalChamber’s motion for...

Judge Enjoins State from Filing New Lawsuits Involving Acrylamide Warnings

Chief United States District Judge Kimberly Mueller yesterday granted its motion for preliminary injunction in a Proposition 65 case involving acrylamide warnings on food...

Judge Mueller Grants CalChamber’s PI Motion in Prop. 65 Lawsuit; Enjoins State from Filing...

The California Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chief United States District Judge Kimberly Mueller today granted its motion for preliminary injunction in a...

Here We Go Again

Drought. It’s back. California’s water supply levels are slipping very close to those that existed at the beginning of 2014, which was the start...

State Lowers Water Allocation to 5% of Requests

As a result of persistent drought conditions, the State Water Project (SWP) now expects to deliver just 5% of requested supplies this year, down...

ARB Moves Forward with Electric Vehicle Fleet Purchase Requirements for Businesses

Last week, ARB (Air Resources Board) held a series of online workshops to preview its “Advanced Clean Fleets” rulemaking, the corollary to the Advanced...

Policy Briefing – Cap and Trade

(February 19, 2021) Moderated by Leah B. Silverthorn, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured a presentation by an expert on cap-and-trade, discussion about the history of...

Policy Briefing – Single Use Packaging and Recycling

(February 12, 2021) Moderated by Adam Regele, CalChamber policy advocate, the discussion featured the perspectives of a food manufacturer/packager; a chemical engineer; and a...

Long Story Short: OEHHA Proposes Changing Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning Requirements

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous are Prop...

Policy Briefing – Transportation Infrastructure and Fueling

(January 29, 2021) Moderated by Ashley Hoffman, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured presentations by experts on workers’ compensation and how presumptions on whether a...

Wildfire Season

The wildfire season seems endless. It starts earlier in the year and ends later. Practically, it’s morphed into a year-round phenomenon. CALFIRE already lists...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...

Cap-and-Trade Continues to Achieve Early Carbon Emissions Reductions While Generating Revenues for Climate and...

As expected, auction results from California’s market-based cap-and-trade program have stabilized, allowing the state to propose an expenditure plan consistent with past years’ levels....

Will California Housing and Wildfire Solutions Complement or Conflict?

California has two competing and inextricably linked crises to address: a severe housing shortage and recurrent catastrophic wildfires. How the state attempts to address...

It’s a Little Dry – Capitol Insider

According to most weather forecasters, this fall has been a little dry so far. It’s not time to panic, but it is time to...

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...

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...

Governor Newsom Issues Order Setting Goal of Phasing Out Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

Consistent with climate announcements across the country this week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-79-20 related to issues surrounding vehicular transportation emissions and...

California Aims to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday issued an executive order that directs the state to require that all new cars and passenger trucks sold within California...

CalChamber Companies Lead on Climate Innovation

Reading the news these days, it is easy to get lost in the rhetoric of climate change.  But in California, we’ve long moved past...