Some people believe that economic growth and environmental protection are conflicting goals for North Carolina. John Skvarla doesn’t buy that argument.

Skvarla, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, discussed DENR’s goals during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, he discusses his approach to issues involving the economy and environment.

2:10 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 52:00 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.