The Final Word On Reg-Neg?

The National Park Service has released the final report of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Vehicle Management for Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The committee disbanded in late February without reaching its goal of consensus. The report was compiled and prepared by the Reg-Neg committee facilitators – Patrick Field and Ona Ferguson of the […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Crime And Punishment

It’s fair to say that the consent decree is despised by almost everyone on Hatteras and Ocracoke, almost everyone on the Outer Banks, and most of the park’s regular visitors. And nothing in the consent decree is more despised than the part that requires punitive action when resource closure areas are intentionally vandalized. For anyone […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article

Who Is Representing The People? – Part 2

The environmental caucus has submitted its response to the process of negotiated rulemaking and suggestions to Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials on off-road vehicle rulemaking. It was prepared and submitted by Walker Golder, Audubon North Carolina; Sidney Maddock, National Audubon Society and Golder’s alternate on the committee; Jason Rylander, Defenders of Wildlife; Derb Carter, Southern […] Editor’s Blog |  Full Article