Top of the morning
The rush by Republicans to dismantle North Carolina’s environmental protections is drawing national attention, most recently in a front page story in Sunday’s New York Times.
The N&O has more this morning on the legislative push to make it all but impossible for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to do its job. And it seems the legislators aren’t even sure what they are doing.
The budget subcommittee proposed closing the Mooresville office on the belief that it issues the fewest permits. Actually, Mooresville was third from the top in permitting activity last year, according to DENR, behind only the Wilmington and Washington offices.