Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Environmental

CalChamber Opposition Stops Mandate on Beverage Container Caps

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups, industry associations and local chambers of commerce stopped a...

Costly Labeling Mandate for Microfiber Products Fails to Move

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and industry groups has stopped an attempt to impose new and costly labeling requirements on polyester microfiber...

Capitol Insider Blog Posts Examine Styrofoam, Corporate Board Quotas

Two recent posts, reprinted below, examine the politics behind styrofoam container legislation and a proposal to set a quota of women members for the...

CalChamber-Backed Bill Helps Minimize California Waste

An Assembly policy committee gave near-unanimous approval on March 20 to a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will reduce the number of surplus...

Assembly Committee OKs More Inspections for Haz Waste Facilities

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will lead to increased costs for hazardous waste operators passed an Assembly policy committee on March 20. AB...

Beverage Container Mandate Moves to Assembly Floor

Legislation proposing a burdensome mandate on beverage containers passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week and will be considered next by the entire...

Governor Signs Cap-and-Trade Extension

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed legislation extending the cap-and-trade program and providing the least costly path to achieving the state’s ambitious...

CalChamber Backs Cap-and-Trade Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced its support of legislation that will help maintain a healthy economy and provide the least costly...

CalChamber Outlines Best Way to Meet California Emissions Reduction Goal

An economy-wide cap-and-trade system will be the least costly and least disruptive approach to meeting the state’s ambitious emissions reduction goal, the California Chamber...

Potential Hit to Gasoline Supplies Held in Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that jeopardizes the production of California-based fuel stalled in its first policy committee this week when...

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...