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Governor “directs Duke” to clean up coal ash spill?

Posted By Rob Schofield On February 7, 2014 @ 9:07 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Coal ash [1]This week’s top laugh-out-loud headline comes directly from the office of Governor McCrory, which had the chutzpah to send out a news release [2] yesterday afternoon with the following headline: “Governor McCrory Directs Duke Energy to Bring Coal Ash Spill Under Control.”

What? The Duke people hadn’t considered doing this during the four days since the spill commenced? And now that their former mid-level P.R. staffer has gotten around to speaking out, they’re going to act? Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Earth to Governor McCrory: How about issuing a directive that might actually have an impact — something like telling your DENR Secretary to stop eviscerating his department and its mission [3] and telling your buddies over at the General Assembly that you’re no longer going to be a party to their ongoing efforts to sell, develop, pave, frack and poison every square inch of land, every gallon of water and every breath of fresh air in our rapidly deteriorating natural environment?

For more info on the Dan River disaster check out this slide show from the good folks at the N.C. Conservation Network [4].


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Coal-ash.jpg

[2] a news release: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20140206/governor-mccrory-directs-duke-energy-bring-coal-ash-spill-under

[3] eviscerating his department and its mission: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/01/22/whistling-past-the-environmental-graveyard/

[4] this slide show from the good folks at the N.C. Conservation Network: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151885241751478&set=a.186094151477.139245.17270171477&type=1&theater

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