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Hazardous chemicals to be kept out of toys

December 2008

Tense budget negotiations and friction in the State Capitol made 2008 a tough year for environmental solutions. A few bipartisan measures were enacted to protect California families, but many other worthy bills were either stopped short of enactment or vetoed by the Governor.

Bills passed
AB 1879 grants the Department of Toxic Substances Control sweeping new authority to keep hazardous chemicals out of toys, packaging, furniture, and other consumer products.

AB 2347 requires manufacturers to establish and fund a program to recycle thermostats containing mercury, a potent neurotoxin.

AB 2911, responding to the Cosco Busan oil spill, promises to shore up the State’s prevention, response and mitigation of future spills, and to improve the number and training of volunteers used in rescuing oiled wildlife.

Bills vetoed
AB 2447 would have required a city or county to make a finding of adequate fire protection before approving subdivisions.

SB 974 would have assessed a fee on shipping containers and used the revenues to fund improvements in air quality and transportation around the mega-ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland.

SB 1113 would have given environmental and consumer attorneys who sue polluters more power to hire expert witnesses by allowing recovery of those costs when they win cases important to the public interest.



 




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2014

Current
2014 endorsements, September 2014


2012

Current
June 5 Election Endorsements
April 2012


2011 legislative session mixed
December 2011


November 2011 candidate endorsement
October 2011


Club continues its State legislative advocacy
August 2011


2010

November 2010 General Election ballot propositions
October 2010


November 2010 General Election candidate endorsements
October 2010


Proposition 23 on November ballot would suspend our clean energy law
August 2010


Our State Parks are in peril
August 2010


Club working for passage of environmental bills in State Legislature

Help the environment by lobbying in Sacramento

Ballot Propositions June 2010

June Primary 2010 candidate endorsements

2009

Vote NO on Measure I Preserve Mission Trail Park
October 2009


Measure G would give home rule to Carmel Valley
October 2009


Re-elect Judi Lehman
October 2009


Mark Stone appointed to Coastal Commission
October 2009


Lobby Day in Sacramento was fantastic!
October 2009



2008

Hazardous chemicals to be kept out of toys
December 2008


Sierra Club report card rates State legislators
December 2008


November 2008 ballot measures

November 2008 candidate endorsements

Vote NO on Measure Z
October 2008


Sierra Club supports Prop 1A
October 2008


Prop 2 would reduce Pollution from chicken factories
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 4
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 7
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 10
October 2008


Lobby Day 2008

Priority Bills for 2008

June 3rd 2008 ballot measures

Lobby Day 2008


Vote YES on Prop 93
January 2008


Keep the Green Team in Sacramento
December 2007


2007 legislative session achieves progress
December 2007


Sierra Club opposes electoral initiative
December 2007


Yes on Prop 93
December 2007



2007

Measure C bad for kit fox

If Measure C passes, get ready for gridlock and water scarcity
April 2007


Monterey Co. Measures A & C
April 2007


2005

Drinkard not confirmed to Board of Forestry; Governor substitutes unqualified candidate

Sam Farr gets Congress to recycle

Governor’s performance on the environment mixed