WENOCA _ The Sierra Club of Western North Carolina Message Board › STOP CLEAR CUTTING AROUND STATE BILLBOARDS
Alert: Stop Clearcutting around state billboards
Please email Governor Perdue at email@example.com and write a Letter to the Editor of Asheville Citizens-Times (address below) and Mountain Xpress: letters@mountainX.com
Dear Gov. Perdue,
Last June the State Legislature passed SB 183 allowing for clearcutting around state billboards. On Jan. 19, 2012 the Rules Review Commission passed temporary rules allowing for this to happen.
Please challenge these rules and decline to enforce the rules of issuing permits for the clearcutting-- for two reasons:
1) Please ask the Attorney General to offer an opinion on the constitutionality of the rules with respect to giving away public assets. It is estimated that the trees to be cut are valued at $12 million.
2) Inadequate public input. The rules will have a disproportionate impact on western NC, allowing football field areas of trees to be cut. Citizens in the west requested a hearing by the Rules Review Commission, but it was denied. I am writing as a member of the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina centered in Asheville.
Address: Letters to Editor, Asheville Citizens-Times, PO Box 2090, Asheville, NC 28802, 828-236-8973
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