Initiative 933: A Disaster in the Making
Publication Date: October 2006
Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): John R. Burbank
Keywords: Washington state economy; Property rights; Land use
Examines Initiative 933, which will exempt property owners from the costs of environmental damage that their own activities and management of their properties may cause on their properties and public lands. Reveals that the bill to maintain current environmental protection regulations will run into the billions of dollars, funneling precious funds away from public education, environmental recovery, pollution reduction, transportation infrastructure, and health coverage.