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By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 14, 2009

Environmental Summit, Oct. 7-9

CMTA’s environmental summit, "Balancing Environmental Needs and Economic Realities," will be held October 7-9 in San Diego at the beautiful Catamaran Resort Hotel on Mission Bay.  The conference is hosted jointly with the Industrial Environmental Association and the Chemical Industry Council of California.

A golf tournament kicks off the program at noon on Wednesday, October 7th, at the Coronado Golf Course. The conference starts Thursday, October 8th, through noon on Friday the 9th.  Jack Stewart, CMTA President, will be the keynote speaker for the opening session discussing the CMTA-commissioned Milken Institute study "Manufacturing 2.0: A More Prosperous California today". The report explains the current state of California manufacturing and the need for action to save the state's most critical engine of economic growth.

Three simultaneous tracks run throughout the first day.  Green Chemistry and Global Climate Change/Air Quality are day-long. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director of the Department of Toxic Substance Control and U.S. EPA’s Amy Zimpfer are confirmed speakers.  The third track includes a morning session on Emerging Business Strategies and an afternoon session on Hazardous Waste/Recycling/Extended Producer Responsibility.  The 2009 Environmental and Sustainability Awards will be presented to deserving recipients during lunch.

After Friday morning’s session there will be a track on Water Supply and Water Quality.  

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