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Drivebys: Hurricane damage fault of Jones St. GOP

You gotta looooooove that “logic”: North Carolina legislators voted in 2012 to ban the use of a report that showed the ocean could rise as much as 39 inches by 2100. Now, with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, and thousands evacuating from the…

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Environmental wackos having their way with state coastal policy. Raleigh yawns.

In 2011, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission submitted a report forecasting sea level rise along the coast for the next three decades.  The new Republican majority dismissed what they saw as an overly pessimistic and unrealistic forecast and rejected the report — telling the…

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#ncga: NC’s coastal policy being pushed further left by drive-bys, their state gov’t allies

We’ve provided extensive coverage of the political drama around the state Sea Level Rise (SLR) panel and its revision — mandated by the GOP majority in the legislature — of the projected sea level rise on the North Carolina coast.  Why is this revision so…

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NC sea level rise report about to be issued. State panel still clinging to gospel of Gore.

The drive-bys tell us that a state panel is about to release its forecasted projections on the rise of the sea level on the North Carolina coast.  This report will likely be a key factor in developing regulations governing property insurance and development along the…

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The UN influencing North Carolina’s sea level rise report?

We’ve reported extensively on the on-going saga with the Coastal Resources Commission and their, um, “struggle”  to comply with the legislature’s instructions to produce a balanced, science-based sea level rise report. Some people’s eyes may glaze over in sheer boredom from this topic.  But it’s…

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State sea level panel. ANOTHER departure. STILL BIASED. STILL not filling vacancies.

We’ve posted previously about this Charlie Foxtrot HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.    Here’s some background from a drive-by.  Basically, this panel submitted a report claiming that the sea levels on our coast will rise 39 inches by the end of the century.  Some…

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Monkey Business Update: The state’s sea level rise study

We’ve posted previously about the do-over ordered by the legislature on the projections of sea level changes along the coast.  This information is important because it can affect insurance rates, and permitted uses of private property, for decades to come. The chairman of the NC…