AB 1290 (Rivas) eliminates several of the most problematic forms of plastics that contaminate recycling or pose a risk to human health, by prohibiting the use of PVC, PVDC, PET-G, or pigmented PET packaging, as well as prohibiting the addition of PFAS, carbon black, and oxo-degradable additives in plastic packaging. – This is now a 2-year bill and will not be moving forward this legislative session.
AB 1705 (McKinnor) would prohibit new incinerators and related technologies until the state has achieved specific recycling and organic waste reduction targets for three consecutive years. – This bill will not be moving forward this session but may be brought back next legislative session.
SB 704 (Min) removes the “industrial override” provision of the Coastal Act that allows for oil and gas (and related industrial) development to be approved without having to comply with the resource protection policies of Chapter 3 of the Coastal Act.
AB 80 (Addis) creates the West Coast Offshore Wind Science Entity at the Ocean Protection Council to coordinate and oversee the science and monitoring necessary to inform the environmentally responsible development of offshore wind energy off the coast of California.
SB 286 (McGuire) expedites offshore wind through a consolidated permit process led by the State Lands Commission and the California Coastal Commission; and requires the Coastal Commission to convene a working group before 2025 for ensuring that offshore wind energy projects avoid, minimize impacts, and mitigate for economic impacts to ocean fisheries resulting from offshore wind energy projects.
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AB 1150 (Committee bill) authorizes the California Department of parks and Recreation to enter into community access agreements with qualified nonprofit organizations that provide interpretive and visitor services for underserved populations at state park properties.