North Carolina House and Senate close to compromise on landfill moratorium

On Thursday, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a 12-month moratorium on landfill construction in the state. This follows closely upon the Senate’s passage of a similar 18-month moratorium earlier this month. Both are intended to give the state time to assess the environmental and socio-economic risks posed by a number of landfill projects pending in the state.

According to published reports, the Senate will likely approve the 12-month moratorium proposed by the House.