JUNE 24, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Guest: How the Ex-Im Bank helps small businessesInaction by the federal government to reauthorize the Export-Import bank could put more than 100,000 Washington jobs at risk, according to guest columnists John Hannah and Eric Schinfeld.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

North American West Coast ports raise incentives but industry appeal unclearPorts on the Pacific Coast of the US and Canada are lining up incentives to encourage more cargo loadings. 

Coalition Asks Senate for Vessel Discharge LegislationOn June 20, a diverse coalition of 58 national and regional organizations signed on to a letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee urging that the committee mark up and approve S. 2094, a bill that would establish a uniform, science-based national framework for the regulation of ballast water and other vessel discharges.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Canadian truckers slam US plan to double border fees Canadian truck drivers are bristling at a U.S. proposal to more than double the fees they pay to authorities at the border.

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