Thursday, August 18, 2022
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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...

SoCalGas Proposes to Develop Largest U.S. Green Hydrogen Energy System

This week, Southern California Gas Co. announced its proposal to develop what would be the nation’s largest green hydrogen energy infrastructure system (the “Angeles...

CalChamber Companies Lead in Innovating to Reduce Global Carbon Emissions

Reading the news these days, it is easy to get lost in the rhetoric of climate change. But in California, we’ve long moved past...

New Recycling Paradigm Fraught with Challenges

“Living is easy with eyes closed.” John Lennon wasn’t talking “trash” when he said this, but the quote fairly describes how California approached recycling...
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Governor Newsom Vetoes Threat to Water Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed job killer legislation last week that threatened California’s water supply, and would have created regulatory uncertainty and litigation. “SB 1 posed...
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Just 2 Job Killer Bills Pass

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature and been sent...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...

Air Board Proposal Makes More Businesses Subject to Its Jurisdiction

Do you get deliveries to your business? I expect you do. Under a new rule being considered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB),...
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Legislature Weighing Strict Product Regulation

With just weeks remaining in the legislative session, twin job killer bills upending how consumer products are packaged and sold in California are being...
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Job Killer Bill Threatens Water Supply Reliability

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians is scheduled to be considered next week by an Assembly policy committee. The California Chamber...

Coalition Seeking Changes to Plastic Recycling Bill

Legislation raising serious questions about California mandates on recycling numerous products containing plastics is advancing in both the California Senate and Assembly. The California Chamber...
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Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...

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...