Tag: Environmental

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...

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...

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...

Job Killer Bill DOA; Proposed Ban on In-State Oil and Gas Production Fails First...

SB 467 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), a California Chamber of Commerce-identified job killer bill that proposed to ban in-state oil and gas production, failed in...

Judge Enjoins State from Filing New Lawsuits Involving Acrylamide Warnings

Chief United States District Judge Kimberly Mueller yesterday granted its motion for preliminary injunction in a Proposition 65 case involving acrylamide warnings on food...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...

Problematic Single-Use Packaging Bills Face Final Hurdle in Legislature

As the state struggles to climb out of a $54 billion deficit, contain more than 500 active wildfires, prevent further blackouts, solve an ongoing...

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...

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...

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...
Capitol Insider

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...

Job Killer Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on Tuesday. The California Chamber of...

CalChamber Outlines Subjects for Carbon-Based Sales Tax Study

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed-unless-amended bill that will increase costs and place regulatory burdens on businesses passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week. SB 43...

Governor Newsom’s Appointments Demonstrate Leadership on Environment – Capitol Insider

Governor Newsom has appointed to his executive team a bevy of experts well versed in climate change and environmental policy from an educational, think...

Job Killer Bills Continue to Advance in Senate

Senate policy committees last week continued to approve California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara),...

Climate Change Job Killer Bills Carry Huge Economic Risks

​Two job killer bills dealing with climate change that defy common sense and ignore economic realities are set to be heard in the Assembly...

Proposed Proposition 65 Warning Rules Create New Avenues for Litigation

The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released proposed regulations to substantially revise Proposition 65 warning requirements. The California Chamber of Commerce...