I strongly support NC HB1353, the clothesline-defense bill, as absolutely essential for both property rights and the environment — in the defense against authoritarian, elitist and polluting local governments. This bill is hung up in the N.C. Senate Commerce Committee. If passed, it will prevent city, town or county governments from banning clotheslines (and infringing on private-property rights). Clotheslines save energy and prevent smog and global warming, in addition to protecting the working-class character of neighborhoods.
— Alan Ditmore