The Sierra Club also criticized Perdue over the sea-level bill, and for signing the other bills, singling out SB229 as “full of loopholes and benefits to polluters.”
“All three measures primarily benefit developers at the expense of North Carolina’s taxpayers, who will end up paying more in the long run to deal with the increased costs of failing to address sea level rise as well as water pollution caused by poorly planned development,” said Molly Diggins, state director of the Sierra Club.
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While allowing the Sea Level Rise bill to become law without her signature, Governor Perdue signed two other pernicious bills into law. Senate Bill 229 is a bill full of loopholes and benefits to polluters, including exempting certain facilities from water quality permits and weakening critical buffer rules along the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River basins.
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