Switzerland has its Alps and Colorado its Rockies. Here in North Carolina, we have our Great Smokies in the west. We don’t need the Great Trash Mountain Range in the east.
But that is what we’ll have if the state House doesn't stop a bill that the Senate passed Monday. Developers want to con-struct giant landfills, most likely in the eastern third of the state, and the state Senate has been moving to weaken the 2007 law that has stalled those efforts.