The BizNGO blog is waving a flag, saying that opponents of California Safer Consumer Product Regulations are ramping up pressure on Governor Brown to delay finalization of the regulation.

The regulation, often called the Green Chemistry Initiative, is still quite vulnerable and could be halted. If you have an opinion on this— or an interest in keeping it moving forward I should say— then contact Governor Brown's office. All you need to do is send in your opinion. The form is easy to use:


Another action to take is to comment on the BizNGO blog post to show support (or voice your resistance to) CA Green Chemistry regulations like the Safer Consumer Products one.
Recently they [opponents] rallied 16 California legislators to send a letter to Governor Brown requesting a delay in implementation. Yesterday an arm of the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Foundation for Commerce & Education, released a report arguing that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) “has failed to meet its obligations to provide a meaningful economic analysis” of the regulations as required by the Administrative Procedure Act. — from BizNGO blog 
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Originally the Safer Consumer Product regulations were to be completed by December 31, 2010. Now two years later, opponents are pressing for further delay.

Green Chemistry regulatory action, state by state  

Other states are implementing similar product stewardship regulations.  Maine, Washington State, Oregon and Minnesota and sometimes Connecticut are top of mind.  Here's a list of states active in this regard, it's from 2011 but the only real change I can see is that Oregon actually got moving on their initiative rather than "just thinking about it."
Image source is Circuits Assembly magazine blog (resolution is not so great but you can see the data).  The above chart provides a general idea of which states are active in "safer consumer products" regulatory efforts. Readers, if you know of any other states should be on this list, please leave a comment to that effect.  Thanks!