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The Latest in the Prop. 65 World: Processed Meat; Lead and Cadmium in Chocolate; and Glyphosate in Herbicides

February was a busy month in the Proposition 65 world with two developments that may impact businesses that manufacture or sell processed meat or chocolate products. In addition, the United States District Court for the...more

California Grocer: Brewing Debate in California Proposition 65 Coffee Action Coming to a Close

For the past six years, a collection of coffee brewers and retailers have been embroiled in a legal battle with Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) over whether certain coffee products sold in California must...more

California Enacts Legislation in an Attempt to Level the Playing Field in Proposition 65 Enforcement Actions

On October, 5, 2017, Governor Brown announced that he signed AB 1583 into law. AB 1583, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau, a democrat from Monterey Park, is intended to promote transparency in Proposition 65 private...more

Proposition 65 Warning Required for Furfuryl Alcohol as of September 30, 2017

On and after September 30, 2017, a Proposition 65 warning is required for products containing furfuryl alcohol (CAS No. 98-00-0). California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of...more

Local California Governments Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Rising Sea Levels

On July 17, 2017, Marin County, San Mateo County, and the City of Imperial Beach filed three lawsuits in California Superior Court against a number of large oil, gas and coal companies. The complaints assert a variety of...more

State Legislature Reaches Agreement on Extension of the Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program; Stops the Bay Area Air Quality...

As posted in CEQA Chronicles, on July 17, 2017 the California legislature approved an extension of the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program from 2020 to 2030. Cap-and-trade is a key program in the state’s efforts to...more

First Appellate District Holds that Air Quality Management District’s Issuance of “Authority to Construct” May Be Challenged Under...

On May 25, 2017, the First Appellate District published a modified version of its unpublished March 23, 2017 opinion, holding that the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District’s (“MCAQMD”) issuance of an “Authority to...more

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