Tag: Environmental Regulation

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Tis Better to Give Than to Receive . . . ?

California loves to highlight its strong economy and leadership on environmental issues. But California has a dirty secret: it is also a leader in...
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Colorado River in Crisis

It’s another dry year on the Colorado River. The two-decade long drought on the river significantly lowered reservoir levels. Lake Powell is about 48...
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Restoring Science-Based Public Policy in California

There is a saying, “science without policy is still science, but policy without science is just gambling.” Using science to inform public policy leads...

New Proposition 65 Rules Include Supply Chain Liability

Minimizing liability is quintessential for any prudent business. Liability could mean costly lawsuits, the loss of valuable business opportunities or relationships, large monetary penalties, serious...
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When Thinking Globally, Policymakers Should Remember Local Impacts

On September 12-14, 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit will convene in San Francisco, following Governor Brown’s 2017 announcement in advance of the United...
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Legislature Can Get the Lead Out

The right of citizens to propose laws by ballot initiative is one of California’s great checks and balances. Often viewed as a last resort...

New Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30

WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have...

CalChamber Welcomes Leah B. Silverthorn to Policy Team

Leah B. Silverthorn, an experienced environmental litigator, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on May 14. As a policy advocate Silverthorn will...
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CalChamber-Backed Bill Helps Minimize California Waste

An Assembly policy committee gave near-unanimous approval this week to a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will reduce the number of surplus household...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies 26th Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday added a recently amended bill to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to 26....

Job Killer Creates Uncertainty, Increases Potential Litigation

The Senate Appropriations Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that could have a negative impact on a business’ growth,...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Killer Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that could create substantial uncertainty for businesses and greatly increases the potential for costly litigation will...

CalChamber Names Environmental Law Policy Advocate

The California Chamber of Commerce has hired Louinda V. Lacey, an experienced attorney in environmental law, to serve as a policy advocate for environmental...

CalChamber Identifies 20th Job Killer Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday added AB 2748 (Gatto) to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills to 20. The...

Environmental: CalChamber Stops Worst Bills, Secures Changes to Others

The California Chamber of Commerce actively engaged in environmental legislation this year, positioning on dozens of bills related to hazardous waste permitting, Proposition 65,...

CalChamber Remains Opposed to Product Ban Bill

Despite recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce remains opposed to AB 888 (Bloom; D-Santa Monica) because it will have the perverse effect of...

Assembly Considering Bills to Shut Down Hazardous Waste Facilities, Disregard Environmental Protocols

Two bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce could shut down hazardous waste facilities and make the permitting process more burdensome. If passed into...

Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

​The California Chamber of Commerce presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from...

Job Killer Update: 10 Bills Still Alive Following Policy Committee Deadline

​As of today, the deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor, seven Senate job killer bills and two Assembly...

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill Speeding Roadway Repair/Maintenance

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects was signed by Governor Edmund...