LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s almost unthinkable now that environmentalists and manufacturers once stood together as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill making California the first state to regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products.

Two years later, with regulations set to take effect in January, the longtime foes are increasingly at odds over how the state should implement regulations that would apply to everything from baby bottles to cars.

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Environmentalists complain the plan is too slow to be effective. Manufacturers say the state rushed to draft regulations so bureaucratic and broad they would even apply to the sale of a used boat.

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Some compromises are taking hold as sunrise for the law draws near.

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