Maine Gov. Vetoes State's BPA Labeling Legislation

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Monday vetoed a bill that would require additional labeling on food packaging containing the controversial chemical bisphenol A, saying it would create an unfunded mandate and improperly relax the burden of establishing credible scientific proof.

LePage derided the current version of the bill sent to him by the state Legislature, saying a revision requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to fund the necessary changes using existing resources created an unacceptable burden, noting that a previous version of the legislation had placed...
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