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California Introduces Legislation to Ban Toxic Pavement Sealcoats

In a state where applicators still boast of the "harmless" and "environmentally-friendly" aspects of coal tar sealants a...

In a state where applicators still boast of the "harmless" and "environmentally-friendly" aspects of coal tar sealants and nearly 1 in 4 applicators prefer to use coal tar, legislation has now been introduced which will eliminate their use.  If successful, California would become the largest and second state to pass a ban.  It would more than triple the number of US residents under a coal tar sealant ban.  The State government has been working to be coal tar free, and now the balance of the State may join as well.

Assemblymember Jared Huffman, a legislator with a track record of environmental accomplishments, introduced this legislation earlier this month.   The legislation, as written, calls for the cessation of coal tar sealant application by July 1, 2013.

A copy of the proposed legislation can be found at this link: http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1701-1750/ab_1704_bill_20120215_introduced.html

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