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DENR Secretary claims enviro rules not being relaxed
Posted By Rob Schofield On August 20, 2013 @ 4:10 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
At a Monday’s Locke Foundation “Shaftsbury Society” lunch, North Carolina’s Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources John Skvarla made a rather remarkable claim that you can watch in the two-minute highlight video posted here .
Skvarla claimed that his department (and, by implication, the McCrory administration) is not changing or relaxing environmental rules and regulations, but just working harder to help businesses negotiate the bureaucracy. If that’s so, it must mean that the Secretary will be working hard to secure a veto of some controversial bills currently pending on Gov. McCrory’s desk that would do just that.
In addition to the highlights, you can also watch Skvarla’s entire speech, including his rather offensive comments about environmental advocates, at the Locke website .[UPDATE: According to an attendee, late in the talk, Skvarla responded to a question about whether the Guv would sign HB 74 with a one word answer: "yes."]
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/John-Skvarla.jpg
 here: http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2013/08/19/n-c-denr-chief-discusses-the-twin-goals-of-environmental-protection-and-economic-growth/
 House Bill 74: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h74
 according to the N. C. Conservation Network: https://secure3.convio.net/nccn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=859
 Senate Bill 515 : http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=s515
 clearly relaxes the rules: http://nc2.sierraclub.org/article/letter-gov-mccrory-regarding-s-515-delay-jordan-lake-water-quality-act
 DENR Secretary to besieged employees: Smile and be happy! (Video): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/21/denr-secretary-to-besieged-employees-smile-and-be-happy-video/
 Skvarla tries to have it both ways: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/18/skvarla-tries-to-have-it-both-ways/
 DENR: Initial tests show water OK near coal ash spill; environmentalists remain concerned: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/05/denr-intial-tests-show-water-ok-near-coal-ash-spill-environmentalists-remain-concerned/
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