Environmental / Agriculture

Life is Short, But Prop 65 Warnings May Not Be

On January 8, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed changes to how businesses warn under Proposition 65. I wrote about it back...

Drought Has Big Impacts on California Agriculture

This article was written by Dan Walters and first appeared in CalMatters. As California experiences a second year of drought, with no end in sight,...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfire Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Water Crisis

This article was written by Dan Walters and originally appeared in CalMatters. Talk about timing. Last Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom extended and expanded his declaration of a...

Governor Announces New Setback Rules for Oil Wells

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced that the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) released a proposed regulation curbing new oil and gas...

Does Anyone Like the New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning?

n July 23, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a new rulemaking concerning safe harbor warnings under Prop 65...

CARB Releases Draft Advanced Clean Fleets Language-Public Comment by September 27

If you are a medium to large company, have over fifty trucks, or transport a lot of goods in California, zero emission vehicle (ZEV)...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Housing Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills yesterday that will increase housing production in the state and streamline zoning requirements for...

CalChamber Halts Limit on Climate Technology Innovation

Legislation that would have limited technological development and hurt the state’s ability to meet its carbon neutrality goals failed to move out of Senate...

CalChamber Seeks Defeat of Proposal Limiting Technological Development

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging senators to oppose legislation that proposes to limit the technology needed to reach the state’s carbon neutrality...

Farmworkers Deserve Democratic Protections

This article was written by William Gould IV and first appeared in CalMatters. Assembly Bill 616 is misleadingly being portrayed as merely a way to shift...

Partnership Key to Reliable Power Grid

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and California Independent System Operator President and CEO...

CalChamber Companies Take Action to Maintain Grid Reliability; Governor Announces Compensation for Demand Reduction

When called on to take immediate emergency action to conserve energy by Governor Newsom, CalChamber members responded, helping to avert rolling blackouts and keep...

Drought has California Farms Destroying Crops, Rather Than Pay for Water

When Stuart Woolf was growing up on his dad’s ranch in Huron, California, he never liked working the tomato harvest. “I thought, ‘I am never...

Drought Prompts California to Halt Some Water Diversions

Some farmers in one of the country’s most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because...

Water Supply and Drought Are Now Californians’ Top Environmental Concern

When asked to name the most important environmental issue facing the state today, Californians are most likely to mention water supply and drought—a shift...

Prop. 65 Virtual Conference to Explore Warning Rules, Acrylamide

Proposition 65 warning rules, acrylamide in food, and small business compliance challenges are among the topics to be discussed at the virtual Prop. 65...

Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure

We’re in the midst of California’s 2021 wildfire season, and given the state’s currently hot and dry climate, the California Department of Forestry and Fire...

Now is Your Chance to Weigh in on How California Will Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) kicked off its every-five-years Scoping Plan process with a series of virtual workshops.  CARB spent several...

Almonds Swept California Farms. Then the Water Ran Out.

This article was written by Jesse Newman and first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. As another severe drought takes its toll in California, some farmers...