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The Womble Carlyle Economic Development Digest - July 10, 2014

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities
and legislation impacting business in the United States.

In this week's Economic Development Digest:


  • Industries vow to require Post-2020 energy plan after bill fails in Senate, Inside Cal/EPA (July 7, 2014)**
    Industry representatives want legislation requiring California to draft an energy plan for 2030 and 2050 that promotes economic growth, amid growing industry concerns about the future economic impacts of California's expanding regulatory programs to battle climate change by reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs).

North Carolina

  • Why would McCrory sign on to anti-carbon rules letter?, The Asheville Citizen-Times (July 5, 2014)
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a letter to the President asking him to quash new Environmental Protection Agency carbon rules that would require large power producers to reduce carbon emissions from their smokestacks.

South Carolina


  • In Austin, Calif. lawmaker pushes back on Tesla, business recruiting, Austin American-Statesman (June 30, 2014)
    Governor Rick Perry of Texas visited California on a “job-poaching trip” and made reference to the war between California and Texas to win the Tesla proposed “gigafactory” and its 6,500 jobs saying that the metallic gray Tesla that the Governor was driving would look better if it had a “Made in Texas” bumper sticker on it, as he sported sun shades and a “what-me-worry attitude”.

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