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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Okun believes that the Cane Creek watershed will shore up the area's farms

Okun argues that the Cane Creek reservoir will preserve water quality and rural lifestyle. Counties are shoring up their power to regulate development in watersheds with the help of courts, whose decisions are affirming counties' rights to prevent developers from building. By doing so, counties are preserving agriculture as well, which without such protection would be driven out of the Cane Creek area by development. In fact, what is damaging the Cane Creek farming community, and driving landowners to sell, is the project's uncertainty.

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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