August 11, 2014 8:12 PM

Participants dispute DENR’s version of stream protection rules

Top officials in the NC environmental agency have defended the rewrite of stream protection rules by a small group of industry insiders and regulators by saying the approved rules weren’t written by anyone with hands-on experience. But the original group of stakeholders say the process was comprised of half a dozen mitigation banking firms, consultants and other private industry specialists.

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