By Mark Binker
RALEIGH, N.C. — Comedian Stephen Colbert took aim at a House bill on sea level rise during his Monday night show.
H 819 deals with when properties can be rebuilt along the North Carolina coast. One proposed version of the the bill -- which has not been adopted yet -- would allow property owners to rebuild in areas where climate science suggest they'll have continued problems. Specifically, it would allow / require coastal municipalities to ignore models that show sea level rise would make building or rebuilding in a particular location impractical.
The North Carolina Coastal Federal has posted a copy of the PCS in question here. The Wilmington paper did a very good background piece on the measure here.
Here's Colbert's take: