Our natural resources are a treasure that we must protect. From our mountains to the coast, North Carolina is a unique place with a stunning array of diversity in wildlife, plants, and landscapes. Our citizens expect the state government to be good stewards of our waters, forests, air, and beaches. We demand clean air and safe drinking water. We cannot allow over-development, illegal dumping, pollution, or shortsighted policies to threaten the environmental legacy with which we have been entrusted.