Gino DiCaro

Environmental Coalitions Proliferate

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Jan. 9, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Although the legislature has been relatively inactive in recent months, a number of industry coalitions continue to meet on environmental issues to define their positions, plan strategy and discuss with legislators and agency personnel the implications on California businesses and the California economy.

Coalitions in progress include: Environmentally Preferable Products, LEED (attempting to modify the Governor’s Executive Order to include cost as a factor and implement a modified standard, taking into consideration California’s unique requirements), Biomonitoring, the San Francisco Bag Tax (plastic and paper), the California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Plastic Sheeting Tax, The California Air Resources Board’s Draft Ozone Standards, and the California Trade Coalition (focusing on the infrastructure/air emission problems at the Ports).

CMTA has been active in all of these coalitions. If you have specific questions or would like to become more involved, please contact Mike Rogge at mrogge@cmta.net.
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