Monday, September 26, 2022

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfires Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (Warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced approval...
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Job Killer Bill Forcing Greater Reliance on Foreign Oil Advances to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase prices and the need to import foreign oil advanced from the Assembly to...

CalChamber: Reject Prop. 65 Proposals Placing Added Burdens Only on Business

The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) should reject two Proposition 65 proposals that place additional and unjustified burdens solely on businesses,...

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...

Conference to Help Businesses Comply with New Prop. 65 Regulations

Regulators and legal experts will discuss how to help companies understand how to comply with the newest Proposition 65 warning regulations at the 14th...

Legislative Analyst: Rely More on Most Cost-Effective Climate Strategies

Relying more on the most cost-effective greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies was recommended last month by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). In its annual...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

My primary policy areas at the California Chamber of Commerce are privacy and tax. Yet, when I heard there was going to be a...
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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...

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...

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...

More Questions on Carbon Tax Proposal

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...

CalChamber Urges Careful Deliberation on Governor’s Contentious Climate Package

The time remaining in the legislative session is inadequate for the necessary full discussion of the climate proposals the Governor issued last week, the...

State Air Resources Board Drops Expansion of Emissions Reporting to Small Businesses

In response to objections raised by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped—for now—its...

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...

CalChamber Supports Proactive, Scientific Approach to Green Chemistry Program

The California Chamber of Commerce remains committed to a continued bipartisan effort to improve California’s green chemistry program with all stakeholders, CalChamber Policy Advocate...
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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...