California Votes to Allow Insulation Without Flame Retardants
What: The Commission voted to allow foam insulation without flame retardants to be used in below grade applications and exempt them from fire safety testing. Click here to view the full hearing.
Where: Sacramento, California
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Why: Green activists used unsupported rhetoric and a single study from an unaccredited lab to push for this measure. The underlying data in the report actually confirms that foam insulation without flame retardants is easily ignited compared to those with flame retardants.
Secretary Marybel Batjer – Chair
Steven Winkel – Vice-Chair