May 16, 2012
“To put that in perspective, it’s less than one percent of the state’s overall budget and a drop in the bucket really in terms of the returns we get for clean water, air, flood control,” said Elizabeth Ouzts, director of Environment North Carolina.
Senator Neal Hunt does not back the appropriation of funds for LFT’s proposal. Hunt does support their ideal, however. “What CEO would come to North Carolina if we have dirty air and dirty water?” Hunt asked. “I maintain, and I maintain this to my caucus, that it’s just as important as low taxes, good school, good roads and so on — preserving our environment.”
Earlier this year, Kellie Hotter, La Plata County Commissioner in Colorado, faced heated debates over a proposed land-use plan that appropriates $750,000 and a 400 page document.
The activists responsible for the plan’s passing decried the continued use of smart meters to curb electricity usage, dropped popular terms like “smart growth” and claimed that bicycle paths on roadways were the answer to emissions issues.
Sounds like Agenda 21 came to Colorado .