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The Language of Legislation

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Before last Tuesday, I had thought of California’s state capitol in Sacramento as a distant place of legal lingo – not a place where my California casual accent, littered with “like” and “totally”, would be well-received.  I thought it would be a place where multisyllabic theological speak would infiltrate perfectly simple ideas. But last week,…

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Get Ready for the Red Carpet Event of the Year: The Toxies 2011!

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You’ve probably heard about the the Razzies, a satirical spin on the Oscars, but you may not have heard of the Toxies.  June 16, 2011 brings us the second annual red carpet awards ceremony for “Bad Actor” chemicals will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. “The Toxies”, created by CEH ally coalition, Californians…

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A Victory in the Fight for Truly Green Chemistry Regulations

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Due to relentless pressure from scientists, environmental and health organizations, and other public interest groups, the California Department of Toxic Substances has tabled the flawed Green Chemistry rules the agency released in November. This is a huge victory! CEH welcomed this major victory for California’s health and green policy and will work with the state…

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The verdict is in: Healthy kids in CA are worth more than $5 million from chemical industry lobbyists!

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Yesterday we wrote about the California BPA bill and all the attempts chemical lobbyists made to kill it. But after spending $5 million, they still couldn’t defeat it! Today, the California assembly voted to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) from infant food packaging, thereby discounting the chemical and pharmaceutical industry scare tactics! Whoohoo! It was quite…

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Are Californians Dumber than Folks in Connecticut?

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We don’t think so. But the chemical industry does. In Connecticut, industry lobbyists thought that they could use fear tactics against a proposed state ban on the toxic plastic ingredient Bisphenol-A (BPA).  But fear mongering lost, and the state adopted a ban, joining five other states, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington, Maryland, Minnesota (not to mention the…

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