Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Streamlining Review for Critical Projects Passes Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that expedites the environmental review process for leadership projects meeting certain criteria passed the Senate this week. SB 734...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Continues Push to Clarify Draft Prop. 65 Warning Rules

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to highlight “unclear and ambiguous” sections of draft changes to the state’s Proposition 65...

Budget Trailer Proposal Brings Job Killer List to 21

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added a budget trailer proposal to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers...

Agency Official Explains How State Measures ‘Pollution Burden’

Arsenio Mataka, assistant secretary for environmental justice and tribal affairs in the California Environmental Protection Agency, explains to the CalChamber Environmental Policy Committee on...

Latest Draft Prop. 65 Rules Take Steps Backwards

The latest proposed revisions to the state’s Proposition 65 warning regulations are problematic and unworkable, the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition...

Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement

A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts...

CalChamber Backs Bills to Speed Water Supply Solutions

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a number of bills to expedite and reduce costs for water storage facilities, drought mitigation measures and...

CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Voice Concerns on Draft Prop. 65 Warning Rules

Although improved since previous iterations, proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 warning regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) continue to...

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,...

State Proposals Would Increase Litigation, Number of Warnings Under Proposition 65

Four pre-regulatory proposals that would substantially increase the amount of Proposition 65 warnings, increase frivolous “shakedown” lawsuits, and unjustifiably weaken the scientific basis for...

Climate Change: CalChamber Stops, Delays or Amends All But 1 Bill Before It Passes

As the Senate and Assembly cleared their desks for this legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce weighed in on 18 climate change bills;...

Job Killer Bill Will Cause Arbitrary Petroleum Cutback

An arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum use is a major consequence of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill pending before lawmakers. SB...

Job Killer Bill May Increase Fuel Costs; Proposal Continues to Move in Assembly

Fuel costs for California businesses may increase if a job killer bill passed by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee this week is signed...

Senate Committee Votes to Increase Environmental Regulatory Burden

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that increase the burden of environmental regulations passed a Senate policy committee this week, including a...

Roadway Repair Projects Gain Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to expedite and reduce costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects advanced in the legislative process this week...

Proposed Changes to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Costs, Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 170 organizations have outlined significant concerns with proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 warning regulations in...