DEP owns McCrory
I have to disagree with your July 7 editorial observation in Four kings that Gov. Pat McCrory has been passive. That description is true, with one major and glaringly obvious distinction. This former career employee of Duke Energy Progress has been very active in clearing away any possible semblance of oversight or regulation for his former employer.
Perhaps the reason the governor has outsourced or delegated so much of his work is that hes been putting in a lot of overtime making sure that the safeguards and guardians of the publics interests have been dealt with.
And that includes the slow walking of the approval of the fracking process, too. He cant allow that to go full steam ahead before the taxpayers are on the hook for Dukes proposed natural gas refinery, can he? I mean thats worth billions of tax and ratepayer dollars. Heaven forbid that sustainable or alternative sources gain public support before that profit maker gets approved.
The governor isnt passive when it comes to serving his primary constituent Duke Energy Progress. Is it any wonder that we have splintered leadership? Its every man for himself. The well-being of our state or its people dont even enter into it.