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Adam Regele joined the CalChamber in April 2018 as a policy advocate specializing in environmental policy, housing and land use, and product regulation issues. He was named a senior policy advocate in April 2021 in recognition of his efforts on behalf of members. Regele came to CalChamber after practicing law at Oakland-based Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, PLC, where he advised private and public clients on complex projects involving land use and environmental laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels. Before entering private practice, Regele served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Davila of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Regele earned a B.S. in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where he was symposium editor and research and development editor for the Hastings West-Northwest Journal.

Years of Discussions Yield Far-Reaching Packaging Deal

A workable compromise on a circular economy policy for California was reached in the final days before the Legislature left for summer recess and...

Industry Opposition Causes Agency to Restart Prop. 65 Warning Proposal

A regulatory proposal to upend how businesses present Proposition 65 warnings has been dropped by the state agency in charge so it can come...

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 whether the Proposition 65 warning requirement applies to acrylamide in food and...

Environmental Law Abuse Hurts Students

If an investment in knowledge pays the best interest, California is failing to maximize its returns. On March 3, the California Supreme Court rejected the...

California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

Newest Job Killer Bill Will Worsen Housing Crisis

Legislation that expands a broken California environmental law and hurts the ability to build more housing was tagged by the California Chamber of Commerce...

CalChamber, Coalition Gain Some Changes to Flawed Prop. 65 Warning Rulemaking

A year ago, on January 8, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed changes to how businesses warn under Proposition 65. A...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills to Boost Construction of New Housing

In recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will increase housing production in the state. The bills are...

Bill to Boost New Housing Supply Passes with CalChamber, Coalition Support

Legislation to increase the supply of new housing and improve the quality and affordability of housing in the state, all while maximizing local land...

CalChamber Cites Key Policy Elements for Recycling in a Circular Economy

Working to find a comprehensive solution to recycling and packaging concerns is a goal shared by the California Chamber of Commerce and its members. That...

Job Killer Bill DOA

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

CalChamber Wins Landmark Prop. 65 Ruling

California businesses scored a landmark victory last week when Chief District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California granted the California Chamber...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Fights Costly Prop. 65 Warning Change

Proposed changes to Proposition 65 warning rules just two years after they went into effect will invite new frivolous enforcement actions against businesses and...

Proposed Change to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Business Costs

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer. That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous...

Recycling Overhaul Keys: Standardized Compliance Path, Infrastructure

Overhauling California’s recycling market requires a balance of the right mandates with a compliance pathway, California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Adam Regele told...

CalChamber Pursues Dual Paths to Provide Relief on Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

Despite disruptions caused by a global pandemic, the number of 60-day notices filed pursuant to Proposition 65 against food companies alleging exposure to acrylamide...

Coalition Pressure Secures Withdrawal of Harmful Change to Prop. 65 Safe Harbor

Thanks to the efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of organizations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)...