a leader in establishing trends that other states adopt. They have passed
“Proposition 65” which provides that, subject to certain exceptions, no
person “shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a
chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without
first giving clear and reasonable warning…”
Attorney General Lockyer, with the Natural Resources Defense Council,
Coalition for Clean Air, Inc. and Environmental Law Foundation announced “ a
landmark Proposition 65 settlement over cancer-causing emissions from
heavy-duty diesel trucks traveling to and from the distribution centers of
the three major California grocery chains including Albertson’s/Luckys,
Ralphs and Vons/Safeway. This groundbreaking settlement “brings
environmental justice to thousands of community residents who are being
exposed to harmful exhaust from heavy-duty diesel trucks traveling back and
forth from the grocery distribution centers”.
that the EPA, States and Class Action Attorneys are going to seize the
opportunity to go after the deep pockets of truck fleets for causing
cancer. Class action attorneys are about to have a new cause.
technology was developed to reduce combustion engine exhaust pollution
before it is created. Exhaust pollution is unburned fuel being blown out
the exhaust. Catalytic Converters and other pollution controlling devices
treat the problem after the problem is created.