Meanwhile, in state news

In September the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has rejected the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s erosion and sediment control plan.  While the rejection was a hopeful signal that the Department is taking its review duties seriously, it was far from a “hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more, no more …” kind of rejection.  The problem was that the developers had not submitted sufficient information.  The rejection letter listed three pages of ways in which the application was incomplete.  If the developers turn in the information, the Department will take another look.