North Carolina currently has a number of outdated regulatory statutes on the books that hinder our ability to compete for new business growth. As important legislation regarding this issue comes up for debate in the House, we’ve sent a message to House members urging them to support House Bill 795 (SEPA Reform), which takes important steps to modernize outdated state regulations.
Click here to make sure your representative sees this important message and tell them that we need modernized regulations if we hope to lead the way in the 21st Century race for jobs!
Under current law, the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requires a review process in addition to federal approval that can add years to the development of new economic opportunities. This lengthy review process exposes businesses to frivolous lawsuits aimed at tying up capital investment projects and impeding job growth.
House Bill 795 deters these frivolous lawsuits by establishing sensible qualifications for SEPA review, promoting economic growth while maintaining strong environmental protections. In addition to supporting House Bill 795, the NC Chamber remains committed to fighting for balanced regulations that allow our companies to compete for growth in a modern economy.
Take action now to urge your representative to make this same commitment to modernizing regulations and boosting our competitiveness!
Vice President Government Affairs
North Carolina Chamber