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Better for the environment and taxpayers

Posted By Rob Schofield On December 19, 2013 @ 8:54 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Bonner-Bridge [1]ICYMI, be sure to check out the op-ed in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer by Derb Carter [2], the Director of the North Carolina office of Southern Environmental Law Center [3]. In it, Carter explains yet again why the longer Bonner Bridge replacement championed by his organization is by far the more responsible option — both in terms of protecting the environment and protecting taxpayers.

As Carter notes, it’s a classic “pay me now or pay me later” scenario: pay upfront for a stableĀ  and lasting bridge that will be sheltered from storms and avoid the fast-eroding part of Hatteras Island or rely on a constantly changing set of patchwork “solutions” that are based upon repeatedly repairing roads and reclaiming land swallowed by the sea.

Isn’t it interesting that yet again, the sober, hard-headed, fiscally responsible solution is being advanced by so-called “liberals” whilst the dreamy-eyed, hope-for-the-best-and-improvise plan is being put forth by so-called “conservatives”?

You can read Carter’s essay by clicking here [2].


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bonner-Bridge1.jpg

[2] the op-ed in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer by Derb Carter: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/18/3470479/the-better-bridge.html

[3] Southern Environmental Law Center: http://www.southernenvironment.org/

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