Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Environmental

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...

Bill Expedites, Reduces Costs for Roadway Repair/Maintenance

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that streamlines certain roadway infrastructure improvements. AB 323 (Olsen; R-Modesto) extends, until...

CalChamber Aims to Reduce Unneeded Prop. 65 Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of small businesses, trade associations and local chambers are supporting a bill that promotes using...

California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

CalChamber Urges State to Fight Lawsuit Attacking Prop. 65 Lead Standard

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of businesses and trade associations are urging the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment...

Proposed Proposition 65 Warning Rules Create New Avenues for Litigation

The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on January 12 released proposed regulations to substantially revise Proposition 65 warning requirements. The California Chamber...

Prop. 65 Warning Proposal Merits Business Concern

The latest proposal by the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to revise Proposition 65 warning requirements should be of concern to...