Schwarzenegger Backs Down on Gutting Calif.'s Green Chemistry Regs

"In the face of withering media coverage in LA Weekly and elsewhere, the Schwarzenegger Administration has pulled an about-face on the gutting of new chemical regulations by the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control.

"A wide range of stakeholders, including those from industry, environmental groups, scientists, and legislative leaders, have raised substantial and valid concerns," wrote Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief of Cal-EPA, Secretary Linda Adams, in a letter to Assembly Member Mike Feuer of West Hollywood.

Feuer was one author of legislation creating the Green Chemistry Initiative in 2008 that Schwarzenegger embraced in his vaunted bid to be the 'Green Governor.'"

Michael Collins reports for LA Weekly December 27, 2010.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010