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Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/1/2010
Author Paul Cochrane
Title California’s Proposition 26 Could Impact Environmental Projects across the State
Introduction LA Testing provides environmental testing services to protect people and the environment from pollution and toxins.

Garden Grove, CA, November 1st, 2010


Tomorrow voters across California will decide the fate of Proposition 26.  If passed, Proposition 26 will make two changes to California’s State Constitution.  First it defines various state “fees” as “taxes” and secondly it requires people’s votes instead of an action by a governing body to implement these “taxes.”


Opponents of the proposition have named it the “Pollution Protection Act” since many of the fees in question are related to environmental and health regulations.  These current fees paid by corporations help fund many of California’s environmental monitoring and remediation projects across the state.  A change in status from “fees” to “taxes” would likely shift more of the financial obligation for environmental issues to the general public.


Groups such as Taxpayers Against Protecting Polluters have been working to have their voices heard before tomorrow’s voting.  The outcome of tomorrow’s voting could have enormous fiscal repercussions for California residents.


LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading provider of environmental testing services, has a long history of helping California protect its environment and people from environmental threats.  The laboratory provides services ranging from asbestos and lead testing services to environmental chemistry and industrial hygiene services.


“In many areas the State of California has lead the nation in promoting environmental responsibility from corporations,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical.  “It is important that California has the necessary resources to be able to monitor, remediate and enforce environmental regulations to ensure the safety of its residents and to protect the environment.” 


To learn more about environmental testing services please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. 


About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.

LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.