Congress and the Coastal Barrier Resources Act
The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) was the subject of a Congressional Hearing this week in Washington. In 1982 CBRA garnered unanimous support in the U.S. Senate and was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. North Carolina Representatives Mike McIntyre and Walter Jones Jr. testifed in support of amending the Act. The two Congressman say mapping errors have adversely and unfairly affected property owners in their districts. The Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, Robert Young also testified. Professor Young told David Hurand some of the proposed changes would weaken the Act.