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Neighbors on Call’s NC Policy Update for 6/12/23

Updated: Jun 13

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Environmental Policy

  • On Wednesday the NC House passed the biannual Farm Act. SB 582 has drawn scrutiny recently because it would not allow the state to adopt more stringent wetland protections than the federal government. That provision, in combination with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, would open millions of acres of formerly protected wetlands in North Carolina to development. Environmental advocates have objected to the bill because wetlands are crucial to flood resiliency and absorb pollution, improving water quality. The bill now goes back to the Senate.

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