Bill Allayaud

California Director of Government Affairs

Bill Allayaud has led EWG’s government affairs efforts in California since 2009. He joined EWG after a career of more than 30 years in environmental protection, including 20 years working for the California Coastal Commission as a planner and legislative liaison, serving as an urban planner with two cities, leading Sierra Club California for eight years and working as an analyst in the California State Assembly.

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In The News

We waited years for this report and the main conclusion was ‘we need more study.’

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Inside Climate News

They were essentially lap dogs for the oil industry. This was a backwater agency in charge of multi-billion dollar corporations. It was a wink and a nod, that’s the way it went for decade after decade.

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CalMatters

It’s pretty troubling that we couldn’t even get a meeting with the department over a period of months, compared to [its] partner-like response to industry.

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Capital & Main

It’s been a decade and none of these problems should exist.

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The Desert Sun

This is another step in the reform of this agency, which started eight years ago and is ongoing. We’re not going to stop here; we’re going to keep plugging away, because we expect them to be a world-class regulatory agency to regulate a world-class power, which are the oil companies.

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Marin Independent Journal

We know that BPS is likely just as harmful as BPA. EWG is pleased that the bill highlighted the chronic exposure of cashiers, and to a lesser extent consumers, to toxic chemicals.

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Chemical Watch