State budget would change environmental commissions

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Submitted: Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:49pm
Updated: Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:52pm

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the measure would end the terms of nearly all the members on both panels, allowing Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders to name replacements.

The bill also would reduce the size of the commissions.

The terms of all 16 of the 19-member Environmental Management Commission would expire July 31.

That commission sets the limits for air and water pollutants and also makes rules for protecting groundwater, managing storm water and guiding development in environmentally sensitive areas.

The terms of all but four members of the Coastal Resources Commission also would expire July 31. The panel oversees activities in coastal counties including construction, shoreline stabilization and dredging.

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3 Comments on "State budget would change environmental commissions"

2015 years 8 months ago

The GOP is showing the Dems how to play hard ball.
When things go back to Democratic (as they inevitably will) the GOP will conveniently forget how they treated the Dems (as the Dems have forgotten the last 100 years).
The ONLY problem is, with environmental issues once the damage is done, it’s done and no amount of back regulatory tracking will correct it.


Guest 10101
2015 years 8 months ago

I can think of plenty of beach towns in NJ with beaches as nice as or nicer than some of the beaches in parts of NC or SC.

Instead of thinking, it’s so much easier to just fall back on some dumb cliché isn’t it.

2015 years 8 months ago

I can’t wait to see how many uneeded regulations their going to kill. Time to buy stock in bottled water companies and house builders.