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Governor Perdue and the Emperor Penguins

New research has revealed that emperor penguins move around within their huddles to ensure that in the bitter Antarctic cold each bird gets a turn in the warmth of the inner circle.

Emperor Penguins huddle

Just like penguins protect their own, Governor Perdue can protect the residents of North Carolina by rejecting legislation to bring state environmental protections down to the federal minimum.

SB 781 claims to increase regulatory efficiency to balance job creation and environmental protection. But environmental advocates argue that it is among the most destructive bills in this session and will eliminate key environmental and public health protections. The legislation adds more bureaucracy to changing state regulations, making it more difficult for public participation in the process.

Governor Perdue – Stand up to polluters and greed – veto the Regulatory Reform Act.

Emperor penguins protect their own – so should we.

 

 

2 Comments


  1. Frankly

    June 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Having been born and reared in NC, having the knowledge that Vermont had public kindergarten in the 1940’s and NC began public kindergarten in the 1960’s, having the knowledge that there are more hogs than people, I also have the knowledge that by last year, Wake County’s school system was 5th best in the nation and those of us who spoke at the “Regulatory Hearing” know that almost everyone who spoke, wanted MORE regulations on corporations, not less. WHY do we let politics destroy our public schools or our understanding of the need to regulate human or hog waste?

    I also know that this state could PREVENT further water pollution by PREVENTING Hydraulic fracturing. Isn’t our state motto: “To be and not to seem”? If our Governor has our backing, she will continue to VETO the destructive bills that have passed and we, indeed, will be safer, healthier, and better educated by her actions. Hoping now, that she gives vetos to both SB 709 and SB781. Call 733-2391 and ask her to veto.

  2. RaleighRob

    June 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Not surprisingly, the mainstream conservative media has done very little to fully inform the citizens of North Carolina how irresponsible and dangerous this bill will be. It’s a royal invitation to pollute this state as much as ya please!
    We really need to get the word out how much this bill could damage our state and its natural resources. So far I haven’t heard the governor or her office say anything negative about this bill. And that makes me worry that she…like the majority of NC…doesn’t grasp the seriousness of this bill and its consequences.

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