In regards to the Tata accusations of luxury:
May it please the court of public opinion: The Southern Environmental Law Center concedes that its attorneys work in Chapel Hill offices that might – on certain summer occasions – be regarded as air-conditioned.
But as to the charge of latte-drinking: Not guilty.
“They probably drink Coca-Colas and coffee,” Tom Taft Sr. of Greenville, an attorney and former state senator who serves on the non-profit environmental law firm’s board of trustees, told the Road Worrier. “But not expensive coffee.” ...
Derb S. Carter Jr., who heads the SELC office in Chapel Hill, said the jibe about lattes was “among many inaccuracies” in last week’s broadsides from McCrory and Tata.
“I actually hate lattes, and drink black coffee,” Carter said.
The rest of the article explains the legal issue between the 2 and 17 mile bridges.
Confession time: Sometimes I enjoy a cappucino or latte, but my daily drink is black coffee (a red eye on a workday).