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State Begins Year with Good Sierra Snowpack

The first manual snow survey of the year on January 2 showed a a healthy snowpack of 33.5 inches, according to the California Department...

CalChamber Intervenes in First in the World Effort to Mandate Zero-Emission Private Commercial Trucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently heard a proposed rule that will require a steep ramp up in creation and deployment of zero-emission...
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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...

Water Wars Continue

Another lawsuit in the water arena is not news. Anything to do with water is complicated, controversial, and likely to take years to resolve...

Water Wars Continue – Capitol Insider

Another lawsuit in the water arena is not news. Anything to do with water is complicated, controversial, and likely to take years to resolve...

CalChamber, Coalition in Support of Plan to Fix Aging Water Delivery Infrastructure

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce, and labor, business, environmental, community and water leaders announced the formation of Californians for...

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...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bill on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will improve accessibility of Greenhouse Gas Fund-eligible projects. The bill, AB 1237 (Aguiar-Curry;...
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The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer Bill Threatening State’s Water Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed job killer legislation on Friday that threatened California's water supply, and would have created regulatory uncertainty and litigation. “SB 1 posed...

Governor Prioritizes Climate Change Investment

On Friday, Governor Newsom took a notable step towards impacting climate change. In Executive Order N-19-19, the Governor ordered multiple state agencies to utilize...

CalChamber Welcomes News of Planned SB 1 Veto

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today provided the following statement on news that Governor Gavin Newsom has...

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...
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Not Subject to Air Resources Board Jurisdiction? You Will be Very Soon

Do you get deliveries to your business? I expect you do. Under a new rule being considered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB),...

From Coffee to Roasted Asparagus—How Prop. 65 Is Leading to Excessive Product Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...

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...

State Air Resources Board Drops Expansion of Emissions Reporting to Small Businesses

In response to objections raised by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped—for now—its...
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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...