Claudia Polsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 23, 2018
Under California’s Proposition 65 right-to-know law, the levels of acrylamide present in a cup of coffee trigger an industry obligation to warn consumers of the chemical’s presence. No other regulatory consequences flow from a Proposition 65 warning.
Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, Dec. 15, 2017
“We are delighted that the California Department of Public Health is finally revealing affirmatively to the public what it knows about how to protect consumers from cell phone radiation,” said Claudia Polsky, Moskowitz’s lead attorney and founding director of the Environmental Law Clinic.
Claudia Polsky quoted by Northern California Record, Sept. 8, 2017
“We are at a point where stakeholders are a year into fighting over regulations and a year before they will be fighting over enforcement” … Claudia Polsky told the panel. “The law always needs to be tweaked, but its design is fundamentally sound and does much more good than harm in improving public health.”
Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017
At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak for themselves. They need an advocate.”
Claudia Polsky quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 2017
Claudia Polsky … said the public health department’s arguments for not releasing the document were irresponsible given the health impacts of sitting on such critical information. Polsky was unhappy the health department released the guidelines with a disclaimer across the document indicating it’s a draft and not for public release when the judge is likely to rule that the guidelines were “not a draft, and must be publicly released.”
Melissa Murray and Claudia Polsky interviewed by The Daily Californian, Feb. 22, 2016
“Laws that unduly target access to reproductive health services compromise the dignity of women and impair their ability to participate in society as equal citizens,” Murray said in an email.
“I feel like millions of women are in peril of losing rights that we’ve taken for granted for a few decades,” said Claudia Polsky, a Berkeley Law assistant professor and director of Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic. Polsky was one of 113 women in the legal profession to sign an amicus curiae brief in which they detailed their experiences with abortion.
Claudia Polsky writes for The Recorder (registration required), Jan. 27, 2016
The case outcome will likely advance or limit abortion-restriction measures nationwide, defining reproductive options for my daughters’ generation. How, under the circumstances, could I say “no”?
Claudia Polsky quoted in Law360, September 29, 2015
“The proposed regulations are incremental rather than radical, and aim to fix by scalpel what the Legislature has sometimes attempted to do by ax,” she said. “They strike a careful balance between preserving genuinely public-spirited private Prop 65 suits, and reducing the ability of the private bar to use the law as an ATM.”
Claudia Polsky quoted in Environment & Energy Daily, September 24, 2015
Failing to allow states to take faster action only harms consumers and companies, which must manage harmful products that have improperly entered the marketplace, Polsky said. Restricting states in this way “was like building a hospital without an emergency room.”