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Mass. Prop 65 copy cat bill likely would trigger "almost no warnings" -- EDF attorney Roe.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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MASS. PROP 65 BILL WOULD TRIGGER "ALMOST NO WARNINGS," EDF ATTORNEY Roe asserted at a May 5 hearing before the state Senate/House Natural Resources Committee. Under the "Right to Know" bill (S 488), introduced by committee Chair Sen. Lois Pines (D), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health would draft and update a yearly list of toxic substances that would trigger warnings on consumer product labels. An identical bill has been introduced in the House by Rep. Douglas Peterson (D). The proposed legislation closely mirrors California's Proposition 65, which was voted into law by a 1986 ballot referendum. Environmental Defense Fund Senior Attorney David Roe is a co-author of California's Prop 65. Similar legislation has died in Massachusetts several times in the last few years.
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