Maureen Gorsen was quoted in The Recorder in an article discussing California’s efforts to identify and remove toxic chemicals from consumer products and the impact they have on lawyers struggling to advise clients on the best ways to respond to the ever-changing rules and regulations.
According to the article, among the list of top concerns is the enormous pool of potentially regulated chemicals, without any effort to engage in prioritization despite the statutory mandate to do so; “When you put 4,000 things on a list and you just give us a list of lists, you’re not telling us anything,” Gorsen said.
“The list is meaningless. Most clients aren’t doing anything. They’re watching. There are no signals being sent to the market,” she said.