Environmental / Agriculture

CalChamber, Water Security Coalition Commend Governor’s Framework to Prepare for Water Supply Challenges

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a framework to help prepare the state’s water supply for the anticipated impacts of climate change. The Water...

The Private Sector Cannot be California’s Safety Net

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Legislature Should Reject Changes to Cap and Trade that Would Increase Price Without Emissions...

The Legislature is considering today a substantial and harmful change to the cap-and-trade market a mere 18 months after the Air Resources Board completed...

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...

Water Supply Conditions

It looks like California is headed for a long dry summer. It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach 110 degrees during the summer months...

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...

Over 100 Environmental Groups, CalEPA, and Industry Ask Agencies to Postpone or Substantially Extend...

A collection of industry and environmental organizations are urging federal and California agencies to extend or postpone public comment deadlines on a variety of...

Environmental, Industry Groups Call for Suspending Public Comment Deadlines on Pending Regulations

A collection of industry and environmental organizations are urging federal and California agencies to extend or suspend public comment deadlines on a variety of...

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...

Voluntary Water Agreements Get Nudge Forward from Administration

Ongoing discussions on improving conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, central to water access and supply considerations in California, inched ahead this month. The focus...

Job Killer Bill Forcing Greater Reliance on Foreign Oil Advances to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase prices and the need to import foreign oil advanced from the Assembly to the...

Ready or Not Here It Comes—State Groundwater Regulation

January 31, 2020 marks the first time in California’s history that groundwater will be regulated. Twenty-one critically over-drafted groundwater basins must submit detailed plans...

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...

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...
Capitol Insider

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 – 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...