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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Quest for profits leads to environmental degradation

Wayne English describes some of the local changes that have damaged the environment: the logging industry is clearing land and the county's two million hogs are contaminating the water. Profit motive is driving irresponsible business practices, Wayne thinks. He remembers when now-polluted waters were clear. Wayne's observations demonstrate the vulnerability of the natural environment, or at least the overwhelming power of industry to change it.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. 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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