Tag: Leah B. Silverthorn

Governor Signs Wildfire Safety and Accountability Legislation

With 2018 standing as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, wildfire safety and accountability legislation passed both houses of...

Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Bill Passed by Legislature – Capitol Insider

Governor Newsom is following through on one of his first priorities—the passage of a bill to deal with costs associated with massive, expensive, and...

CalChamber Objects to Massive Expansion of Air Emissions Reporting Mandate

No Public Hearing Set as Proposed Rule Now Encompasses Small Businesses Small businesses, including many without in-house air specialists, may soon be required to report...
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Righting the Ship – Part Two

In my last post, we looked at SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) and how it went from Job Killer status to a support position from...
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Righting the Ship: From Job Killer to Support

Legislators recently took aim at diesel trucks with a series of bills that would impact the cost of goods across California. Billed as “Ditching...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

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...

Proposed Carbon Tax: So. Many. Questions.

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

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...
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Avoiding the Blame Game: California Should Focus on the Facts

Like its ambitious climate change goals, California can be a leader and should rise above the fray and show the nation by sound policy—not...
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California Air Resources Board Considers Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Regulations

California made good on its promise to establish a nation-leading market for carbon emissions when a bipartisan vote of the Legislature passed the cap-and-trade...
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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...

Job Killer Increasing California Energy Costs in Committee Today

The Senate Rules Committee today will consider the newest job killer bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce. AB 893 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella)...
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A Change in Climate

On June 27, as I board a plane in Sacramento for a long overdue reunion with some of my favorite Hoosier jurists after my...

Senate Committee OKs First Step Toward Reliable Regional Energy Grid

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will promote energy efficiency and grid reliability won approval from a Senate policy committee this week. AB 813 (Holden;...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Will Increase Energy Costs

Legislation that will lead to increased energy costs has passed the Senate, is under consideration in the Assembly and is opposed by the California...

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...