California toxic chemical rules were watered down, environmentalists charge

Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Green Chemistry Initiative was designed to regulate harmful ingredients in hundreds of thousands of products. Activists allege a sellout to industry; agency says it’s focusing on products with the ‘biggest impact that are most widely distributed.’ A dozen environmental groups have accused Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration of caving in to pressure from business and industry by significantly watering down proposed regulations to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products.

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California toxic chemical rules were watered down, environmentalists charge