Chamber of Commerce Quotes

[The bill would be] detrimental to business and the citizens of the state in that it will curtail expansion of existing industry and jobs and it will discourage the attraction of new industry.

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William A. Lynch, Chairman of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

[The] procedures required are too costly and non-productive to industry, making New Jersey a less competitive location for manufacturing.

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William A. Lynch, Chairman of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Obviously, the Clean Air Act needs to be changed. The construction ban has no place in this country. It is an inherently unfair punishment of communities and does not clean the air.

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Dr. Harvey Alter, manager of the Chamber of Commerce’s resources and environmental quality department.
397807/15/1982 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1977

[There is] no doubt that it [TEFRA] will curb the economic recovery everyone wants.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1982.

[The right-to-know law is] a sop to a small group of people that I would call ‘overreactors’ I know it’s going to cost a business a helluva lot of money.

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Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman.

[The right-to-know law would be] harmful to the economy and not very helpful to the air.

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Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman.

Harassment and [a] nightmarish mountain of paperwork…would be caused by enactment of the bill in City Council.

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Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman

I can assure you from my experience, it’s going to cost us jobs.

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Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman.

[The right-to-know bill would be] a serious case of overkill….[and] would make it very difficult to maintain a business in the city of Philadelphia.

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Thacher Longstreth president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and former Republican city councilman.

[The right-to-know law] would make it very difficult to maintain a business in the community.

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Thacher Longstreth, president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

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