coastal resources commission http://whqr.org en Commission hopes to avoid controversy with sea level study http://whqr.org/post/commission-hopes-avoid-controversy-sea-level-study <p>The Coastal Resources Commission is taking a more cautious approach with regards to documenting sea level rise.&nbsp; The group’s science panel became a lightning rod when it was suggested it didn’t consider differing viewpoints on climate change – an assertion the board disputes.&nbsp; Legislation was introduced that required them to come out with another assessment in 2016 that says all available data must be considered.&nbsp; Commission chairman Bob Emory says that’s fine and that’s what they were doing anyway.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:25:33 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 31453 at http://whqr.org Commission hopes to avoid controversy with sea level study Bill Firing Commissioners Clears Senate http://whqr.org/post/bill-firing-commissioners-clears-senate <p>A bill that has cleared the North Carolina Senate would wipe out current members of many state commissions immediately if it became law in its current form.&nbsp; The bill would then give Governor Pat McCrory the power to replace them.&nbsp; Senate Bill 10 prompted a huge outcry from Democrats and others who say the bill is an unprecedented power grab.&nbsp; The Coastal Resources Commission would be one that’s impacted.&nbsp; Chairman Bob Emory says the bill has major problems.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:42:57 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 31443 at http://whqr.org Bill Firing Commissioners Clears Senate