(Asheville Citizen-Times) For government and economic planners, it’s become a politically charged word for liberal.
Likewise, two Republicans in the 11th Congressional District party runoff election say the words “sustainable” and “sustainability” serve as red flags signaling policies that would limit free enterprise.
The issue has come up routinely at campaign events, where candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson have been asked to take a stand on the issue, just as it has become problematic for some nonprofit groups.
A group of tea party and 9/12 Project members asked Cherokee County commissioners this week to stop funding the Southwestern Commission, an agency that offers planning support for North Carolina’s seven westernmost counties, because of fears it was promoting Agenda 21.
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