Environmental impact law in jeopardy

24 Apr 2015 7:10 AM | Ward Marotti (Administrator)

RALEIGH

With little discussion and no study of the potential consequences, state legislators are looking to gut an environmental protection law that has been on the books since 1971.

The law is meant to ensure that when state or local government agencies spend tax dollars on major projects, there is public input, all the possible impacts are considered and alternatives are evaluated. The bill’s sponsors say the State Environmental Policy Act is outdated and that any benefits are outweighed by unnecessary costs for taxpayers.

By Craig Jarvis

cjarvis@newsobserver.com

04/23/2015 12:47 PM

04/23/2015 9:28 PM

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article19311273.html

http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=h795&submitButton=Go


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