Calif. May Take Lead On Regulating Chemicals

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Departing from a reactive, piecemeal approach to regulating harmful chemicals in consumer products, two groundbreaking California bills that are expected to be signed into law would allow state regulators to prevent products containing substances detrimental to the environment and public health from being made in the first place.

The green chemistry bills, which were passed by California lawmakers last month and are likely to receive Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s blessing, are being hailed by experts for striking a rare balance among the interests of environmental groups, consumers...
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