I have negotiated, I think, an op-ed piece in the N&O in response to the Birkland article published in the News & Observer yesterday. It cannot criticize the letter writer.  This was the letter I first drafted and they refused to print because the op-ed pieces can’t criticize, only inform.  Also attached is the actual letter that was emailed to the News & Observer.

Tom Thompson

President NC 20

Birkland Article – Still too much Risk in the Beach Plan

Letter sent to N&O Re Birkland Article

Rejected letter Re Birkland Article