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New NC DENR Boss Isn’t Sure About Global Warming

By Tabitha Lundsford
Red, White and Water intern, Spring 2013

Watch as John Skvarla, North Carolina’s new head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, sidesteps a question about climate change (near the end of the video) and supports the continuance of fracking.

As the state pursues more controversial forms of energy production, he believes that “we are not going to go backward in air and water quality protection.”

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