Sustained economic growth is the single most powerful factor that leads to the prosperity and well being of Americans. Economic growth affects everyone -- directly through job security, paychecks and health coverage, and indirectly through education, energy and tax policies. The issues as described here will most strongly support sustained economic growth.
Natural Gas: Critical to the U.S. Plastics Industry
SPI strongly supports legislation to allow states to opt out of moratoria against natural gas development activities in the OCS. This will allow near-term access to the enormous natural gas reserves under our offshore waters.
Position Statement on Global Climate Change
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association recognizes the concern that human activity may be changing Earth's climate.
Position Statement on Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association supports the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems within member companies.
SPI Position On Environmental Labeling And Marketing Claims
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association believes that plastics products should be manufactured, used and disposed of in an environmentally safe and responsible manner.
SPI Position for R&D Tax Credit
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association strongly supports the R&D credit.
The Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act
SPI supports international trade and has benefited from global trade opportunities. However, for U.S. plastics manufacturers to compete, it is imperative that the United States’ global trading partners comply with their international obligations. To the extent that certain countries, including China, are flouting those obligations by undervaluing their currencies, SPI strongly supports H.R. 2942, the “Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2007.” Known as the Ryan-Hunter bill, H.R. 2942 gives U.S. manufacturers harmed by China’s undervalued currency relief under U.S. trade remedy laws.
America’s success depends on everyone’s involvement in the election process. Each voter can help bring about the prosperity that goes with economic growth. Some of the best ways to do this include: