Last year, Republican majorities in North Carolina's state house and Senate savaged environmental protections, making it nearly impossible to issue or improve state health and environmental protections, cutting funding for land conservation by 88.5% and enacting lots of special interest exemptions.

Now, a crucial committee revealed its plan to finish the job. Senate Bill 851 purging volunteer, unpaid scientists, doctors and conservationists from the state's environmental and health boards including:

- Six of 19 professionals on the state's Environmental Management Commission, including a public health expert and a conservationist. It leaves representatives of agriculture, industry and utilities in place.

- Six of 15 members on the Coastal Resources Commission.

- Other commissions including those that protect children's health, promote local and sustainable agriculture.


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Robindell 3 years 19 weeks ago

For a state that has Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, they sure have an ignorant population to allow this ridiculous, ill-founded law where unqualified people would be serving government.

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telliottmbamsc 3 years 19 weeks ago

ALEC\Obama’s State’s Rights regarding the Environment will result in; Looting and Poisoning: Boom and Bust: and worsening Human Migration issues.

I am amazed that any entity in this Country can pass a law that is clearly intended to threaten People's health and cause spoil to crucial Public Goods like air, water, and, yes, biodiversity.

NC (and Pennsylvannia) pass a law stating entities can make law and policy in our State to make a profit however they want to but it is against the law to listen to listen to doctors' or scientists' medical advice when you do. And The Federal Government just sits there and does nothing to protect its citizens!?!

The true of the State in America is from within our own borders.

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