The Daily Haymaker, by Brant Clifton • 2014
Commercial fishermen along eastern
North Carolina have been knocking heads for
some time with state regulators. Local fishing interests fear that
regulations pushed by environmentalists with pull in Raleigh are endangering their livelihood and
threatening the local economy.
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of
North Carolina is blamed
by locals for the current regulatory environment. One factor that might
have won the CCA its success in Raleigh their lobbyist in Raleigh, until September 4 of last year, was
none other than former state House speaker and Thom
Tillis “mentor” Harold Brubaker.
For those not so familiar with this ongoing fight in the east, soak in the words of longtime Outer Banks GOP leader Browny Douglas in his plea to state senator Bill Cook: