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House Votes to Modernize Burdensome Regulations, Promote Economic Growth

Yesterday, thanks to your action, members of the N.C. House voted for commonsense regulation and passed House Bill 795 (SEPA Reform). The bill deters frivolous lawsuits by establishing sensible qualifications for State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, promoting economic growth while maintaining strong environmental protections.

Your voice was heard! Thank you for contacting your representatives and voicing your support of this important jobs bill. The Chamber team has been busy fighting for you and talked with the Associated Press this week to discuss the bill, read the article here. Additionally, Chamber President and CEO Lew Ebert had his voice heard against the opposition in this op-ed that ran yesterday in The News & Observer.

House Bill 795 is a commonsense approach to modernizing an outdated SEPA law. Balanced environmental regulations are vital to promoting economic growth while safeguarding the health and safety of North Carolinians. I will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this bill as we expect it to be taken up by the Senate in the coming weeks and will again need your voice to be heard.

Gary Salamido
Vice President Government Affairs
North Carolina Chamber