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Energy & Environment Opinion Roundup: Sizing up N.C.'s new electric car

Posted May 30

Motor Trend picks Chevy Bolt as 2017 Car of the Year

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion and commentary on the pros and cons of the Chevy Bolt, the status of Atlantic offshore drilling permits, news surrounding two N.C. creatures and more.

PETER ST. ONGE: A month in a ‘revolutionary’ Chevy Bolt: Is it easy being green? (Charlotte Observer column) – I have one of the first Chevy Bolts in North Carolina. The future is cool, but it comes with some hassles.

TRISTA TALTON: With Feds’ Reversal on Seismic, What Next? (Coastal Review column) – The Interior Department recently moved to restart the review process for applications for seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas but it remains unclear how long permitting will take.

Land trusts a precious resource for our future (Asheville Citizen-Times) -- Land trusts already have been invaluable in protecting open space in Western North Carolina. A recent acquisition in Polk County suggests they may play an even broader role in forging a better tomorrow.

ADAM WAGNER: Could alligator hunting return to Southeastern N.C.? (Wilmington Star-News column) -- The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for feedback on a draft management plan that calls for a season.

JEFF HAMPTON: N.C. shrimp catch soared to new record last year – why is a mystery (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot) -- The shrimp harvest reached 13.2 million pounds, a 45 percent increase over 2015.


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