Two state representatives pushed for significant improvements to a bill that remakes the state’s regulatory commissions.
Producing and refining oil and natural gas is a dirty, smelly business that pollutes the water and air, mars the landscape and, when an accident occurs, can have life-changing effects. And all for what? A few months supply of gasoline?
A new poll found that a sizable majority of voters thinks it’s prudent for Gov. Pat McCrory to balance economic development with environmental protection.
Thanks to a change in state law, Gov.-elect Pat McCrory now has lots more discretion to make state government a highly political place to work.
After Hurricane Sandy passes, beach communities will again ask for federal money to rebuild their beaches, but it’s not clear that’s what Congress intended.
Todd Miller’s commute to work can include flocks of cormorants blackening the sky and pound nets as “highway” markers.
The land that the state bought for a proposed mega-port near Southport isn’t worth anything near what the state paid for it six years ago. It’s time for the state to do right by its taxpayers.
The longer climate-change naysayers prevent meaningful collective action against global warming the more severe its economic consequences will be for all of us.
A complete permit application for a terminal groin at Figure Eight Island has never been submitted. So we ask: Why is an EIS being prepared?
The idea took shape while Todd Miller was clamming with his father. Here, he reflects on 30 years of advocating for the N.C. coast.
The legislative debate over sea-level rise revealed a disturbing antipathy toward science among some legislator. Here’s one thing we can do.
A new scientific report by the U.S. Geological Survey that tells us that the East Coast of the U.S. from Cape Hatteras north is a “hotspot” for rising seas is stunning. It should instill a new sense of urgency in our state’s leadership to plan for significant changes in our coastline in coming years.
Opponents of the state’s policy on sea-level rise are fond of quoting a study of tides to prove the seas won’t rise as high a scientists expect. But the author says that’s not his study’s intent.
That’s how dense the environmental study is that was done for the proposed groin at Figure Eight Island.
A N.C. Senate committee turned its back on science and the state’s proud traditions and passed the now-infamous sea-level rise bill.
The Coastal Resources Commission was intended to represent a broad cross-section of people. A new bill will diminish that intent.