Environmental / Agriculture

Voluntary Agreements for Water Management in the Delta Reach Key Milestone

While multiple projects and initiatives concerning water conveyance and use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been in progress for several years, many of...
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California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...

CalChamber Issues Statement on State’s Draft Climate Action Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to the release of the California Air Resources Board AB 32 Climate...
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CalChamber-Supported Bill Provides Tax Credit for Clean Energy Costs

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a bill that proposes tax credits for certain clean energy products. Previously a CalChamber job killer bill, SB...

Reliable Data Crucial to Efficiency, Preventing Supply Chain Bottlenecks

The March meetings of the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative maintained the focus of previous sessions on data reliability and the consequences...

CalChamber Wins At Ninth Circuit: Prop 65 Preliminary Injunction Restored

The old saying, “when one door closes, another one opens,” felt particularly apt last week in the Prop 65 context. First, the business community learned...

Appeals Court Sides with CalChamber in Prop. 65 Ruling on Acrylamide in Food

Appeals Court Sides with CalChamber in Prop. 65 Ruling on Acrylamide in Food Last week, California businesses won another victory in the continuing debate over...

Continued Drought Leads to Reduced Water Deliveries

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses.  Recent estimates put the...

CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, Support Taxpayer Protection Ballot...

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week voted to oppose the California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, which proposes a new...

Blue Diamond Almond Growers Sustain Family Farms, Feed Consumers Worldwide

This article is a part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability...

SEC Poised to Issue Draft Framework for Climate Reporting, Potentially Displacing California Bill

Shortly after the introduction in California of SB 260 (Wiener), which would require California’s Air Resources Board to build a new framework for the...

Policy Briefing- Advancing California Recycling

(February 3, 2022) Moderated by Adam Regele, CalChamber policy advocate. Speakers Rachel Wagoner, Director, CalRecycle David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Environmental Quality (Oregon)

CalChamber Tags AB 1001 as a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce today tagged AB 1001 (Cristina Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) as a job killer. The bill expands the California Environmental Quality Act...

CalChamber Tags AB 1001 as a Job Killer: Proposed Expansion of CEQA Will Exacerbate...

The California Chamber of Commerce today tagged AB 1001 (Cristina Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) as a job killer. The bill expands the California Environmental Quality Act...

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...