NFIB Joins Keep Washington Competitive

Date: June 18, 2014

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To help prevent a massive expansion of regulatory power and red tape, NFIB/Washington recently joined a new effort called Keep Washington Competitive. This broad-based coalition has united 30 organizations from business, labor, agriculture, and other trade-related sectors across Washington state.
Recent announcements from state officials threaten to set a dangerous precedent of using onerous new regulatory processes to stall or derail private-sector infrastructure projects in Washington state, costing us jobs and trade opportunities. 
For instance, the Department of Ecology has embarked on a new global environmental analysis of coal export terminals seeking to measure the potential impact to climate change of everything from mining coal in Montana and Wyoming to its eventual use powering factories in China, rather than focusing on the direct environmental impact of the proposed marine shipping terminals in our state.
This month, Keep Washington Competitive joined the Washington Research Council (WRC) to release new research evaluating the damage the Department of Ecology’s new globalized State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) process could do to our economy. 
According to the report, this unprecedented new red tape from the state will harm our economic competitiveness and could stop new investments in area infrastructure. The National Federation of Independent Business applauds Keep Washington Competitive for its effort to shine light on these stringent regulations that undermine current and prospective investors, and diminishes the vitality of Washington’s business-friendly climate.
Does your business support open trade opportunities in the Northwest? 

Send an email to [email protected] today to become a member of Keep Washington Competitive, and help amplify its efforts in Washington.

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