Schwarzenegger Signs Green Chemistry Bills

Law360, New York (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Monday as part of his “Green Chemistry Initiative” two landmark bills authorizing California to regulate chemicals in consumer products, a move praised by environmental groups and the chemical industry.

The governor's office touted the bipartisan bills, which passed the California State Legislature in August, as the “first-in-the-nation” comprehensive state effort to lower or eliminate harmful chemicals in products.

One bill, AB1879, introduced by Democratic California Assemblyman Mike Feuer, gives the state Department of Toxic Substances Control the power to target...
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