New brief: A Newly Expanded SEPA Threatens Washington’s Competitiveness

As part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the Department of Ecology and other agencies have recently used expanded scopes of review for certain proposals. Under these scopes, the agencies are considering impacts that go beyond state borders, to an unprecedented extent.

In a new policy brief, we look at what is happening, outline how the expanded scope for these particular projects is already having ripple effects, and describe the implications for Washington’s competitiveness.

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