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Reigning in Proposition 65

Proposition 65. You know, the statute that requires everything (well, almost everything) to carry the warning that it contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and other reproductive harm - or something very close to that.

Despite the warnings, most of us seem to go about our business as if they didn't exist. I know I still drive into parking structures [p. 16, (c)(1)] to park my car, and I occasionally eat fish.

Ah, for the good old days when I didn't know better.

But, I'm off track.

At lot of businesses are upset with Proposition 65, and a lot of environmental groups are thrilled with it. Perhaps a little too thrilled. Apparently, a number of these environmental groups have been bringing suit numerous times for the same thing, despite the fact that the target business has already posted the Prop 65 warnings and settled with another environmental group. And most distastefully, already paid the attorneys fees and costs of that other environmental group.

I'm not pointing fingers here, just look at these two bills, SB 1722, and AB 2379 and ask yourself why both houses of the California legislature decided to try to prevent this abuse.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 10:48 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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