Quote of the day (year?):
Transportation Secretary Tony Tata flew to Dare County on Wednesday to explain his decision to shut down the N.C. 12 Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet because of rapid erosion that has undermined bridge supports – and to lambaste the Southern Environmental Law Center.
“These ivory tower elitists file these lawsuits from their air-conditioned offices in Chapel Hill,” Tata said. “And they do so with their lattes and their contempt, and chuckle while the good people of the Outer Banks are fighting hard to scratch out a living here based on tourism and based on access.”