"This is a power grab by a small handful of economic interests that profit off of the use of our environment," said Todd Miller, executive director of the N.C. Coastal Federation. "It puts the foxes completely in charge of the hen house."
You've got to understand, in the twisted mind of a Republican, the people who are positioned to profit the most from a board or commission seat are exactly the ones who need to be there. What's in the best interests of the public doesn't even register, because one person making an assload of money will (magically) improve the lives of everybody else. And as far as institutional knowledge:
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