Great Lakes program would get $300M under budget compromise

February 15th, 2016

The Associated Press reports a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would escape a presidential funding cut under a compromise federal spending plan. President Obama established the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2009 to make progress on some of the freshwater seas' biggest environmental problems, including invasive species, industrial pollution, loss of wildlife habitat and nutrient […]

Read More Edit

Opposition kills controversial fee for boaters

November 12th, 2015

A controversial and expensive “coastal waters permit” was removed from the final version of the budget passed by North Carolina legislators. Legislators planned to use the revenue from the fee, ranging from $75 for a 24-foot boat to $1,300 for the largest of vessels, to increase maintenance dredging funds needed for many inlets and key […]

Read More Edit