Government Affairs

Washington Governor Signs Delay of Copper Ban

The law delays the state ban on the use of copper in antifouling paints until 2026 and directs the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to take further investigative action by completing another study and convening a stakeholder advisory group to review the state of science, fully understand potential alternatives, and examine all environmental impacts from the use of antifouling paints in Washington waters.

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Washington Governor Expected to Sign Delay of Copper Ban, Study Issue Further

The legislation would delay the state ban on the use of copper in antifouling paints until 2026 and directs the Department of Ecology (DOE) to take further investigative action by completing another study and convening a stakeholder advisory group to review the state of science, fully understand potential alternatives, and examine all environmental impacts from the use of antifouling paints in Washington waters.

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