Critics Fault California Bill For New Metal Shredding Rules As Too Lax

July 2, 2024
Legislation advancing in the California Legislature that would establish a new regulatory regime for metal shredding and recycling facilities is facing pushback from environmentalists and a major league baseball company involved in litigation against one major facility in Oakland, who charge the measure is too lax. “We are concerned about potential preemption of local regulation of these facilities. We’re not sure that enforcement is sufficient in the proposed legislation,” testified Chris Micheli, a lobbyist with the Oakland A’s baseball team,...

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