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October 3, 2013

Dan Morain: State’s attempt to regulate toxic chemicals draws long list of opposition

Five years after the Legislature approved so-called green chemistry legislation, the Department of Toxic Substances Control published regulations establishing a way to evaluate chemicals in consumer products and perhaps, in time, remove them. Chemical companies make money off chemicals. Efforts by California and other states threaten that business, which is why industry covets pre-emption.

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