TITLE

Fight persists over plastic pipe in Calif

AUTHOR(S)
DeRosa, Angie
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Plastics News;8/8/2005, Vol. 17 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a coalition that includes the Sierra Club, California State Pipe Trades Council and the California Professional Firefighters Association has accused the state of trying to slip cross-linked polyethylene and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe into the plumbing code. The group claims the state, under the influence of builders and plastics manufacturers, is trying to circumvent a November 2004 court decision that PEX and CPVC must undergo an environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act. California has a long history of political battles over the use of plastic pipe on construction projects.
ACCESSION #
18332197

 

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