This effective tool was fully vetted by the Coastal Resources Commission, at the request of the Legislature. Folks from the region have visited their Representatives in Raleigh, sent emails and letters, made hundreds of phone calls. This matter has significant support.
But despite all that, the legislation has been held up by one Member of the House, Speaker Joe Hackney, the only Member who seems to have a vote on this issue. The other 119 Members will not get a vote.