ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 9
ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs SB 9, a bill that, among several things, prohibits coal ash discharge into the environment and directs state regulators to propose new rules around the regulation of coal ash (ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).
DELAWARE GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 130
DELAWARE Gov. John Carney (D) signs SB 130, a bill that bans plastic bags from stores with more than 7,000 square feet of retail space and chain stores with three or more locations of at least 3,000 square feet each. The bill takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021 (WHYY [PHILADELPHIA]).
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 756
CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs AB 756, which makes the Golden State the first to require water suppliers who monitor a broad class of toxic PFAS chemicals – also known as “forever chemicals” for their failure to break down in the environment or in human bodies – to notify customers if they are present in drinking water (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
COLORADO OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE DEAL
COLORADO officials announce they have reached a deal on the state’s plan to adopt CALIFORNIA’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) requirements. The agreement comes slightly more than a week after California reached a deal with Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen of America, Honda and BMW that allows the companies to meet less restrictive emissions standards than under the Obama administration, but which can still apply to vehicles sold nationwide (REUTERS, NEW YORK TIMES).