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Will McCrory veto the Polluter Protection Act this week? (video)

North Carolina’s environmental community will be watching closely this week to see if Governor Pat McCrory heeds their advice and vetoes the House Bill 765, which they have dubbed the Polluter Protection Act.

Dave Rogers, the state director of Environment NC, says the legislation not only  reduces air quality monitoring, it allows polluters to avoid civil penalties by “self-auditing” their violations.

Rogers discussed the drawbacks of HB765 when he sat down with Chris Fitzsimon over the weekend.

“It really is just a grab-bag of gifts to polluters across the state,” explained Rogers on NC Policy Watch’s News and Views.

Click below to hear an excerpt of that radio interview. The entire podcast is available here.

Fifteen of the state’s most respected environmental groups have urged McCrory to reject the legislation.  The governor has until October 30th to make his decision.

 

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