In recent years, the county’s economic development officials have pushed tourism-related strategies to promote its most enduring assets — the vast forests and miles of rivers for fishing, tubing and boating. Cruelly, now that Rockingham County and idyllic-sounding Eden are gaining national attention...those assets are connected to an environmental disaster. As state health officials warn people to stay off the river below the spill, experts predict the economic losses could reach into the millions.
Justin Catanoso, on the Dan.
"The General Assembly doesn’t like you," an official in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources told supervisors, who had been called from across the state to a drab meeting room here. "They cut your budget, but you didn’t get the message. And they cut your budget again, and you still didn’t get the message."
The only solution is less regulation, amirite?