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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 264, July/Aug 1990
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A conference committee of the North Carolina General Assembly convened on May 21 to consider a bill that would allow the Environmental Management Commission additional time to adopt water supply classifications and management requirements and classify all existing watersheds. The legislature also considered bills that would allow the collection of fees to help support state and local environmental services.
The report of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Environmental Indicators is being finalized and will be presented to Governor James G. Martin and William W. Cobey, Jr., Secretary of the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. The panel developed a set of key environmental indicators to monitor trends in North Carolina’s environmental quality. The indicators combine into two indices of ambient surface water quality and ambient air quality.
Duke University has established a center dedicated to the study of the ecology and management of wetlands. Among the issues to be examined is how to manage wetland ecosystems to sustain functional ecological processes and habitats while allowing compatible development on adjacent landscapes.