Caroline Hansley: Safety at stake

September 5, 2013 

Safety at stake

Thank you for the spot-on editorial “A reckless law” on Aug. 29. Once again, our legislators are putting the people of North Carolina at risk. All sorts of critical regulations could expire if the agencies charged with enforcing them do not have the staff or resources to review and re-adopt those rules.

What if all regulations regarding drunk driving expire? Or those regarding hunting safety? Or those requiring immunizations for school children? Polluted air, dirty water, unsafe road conditions and disease-infested schools are no way to attract business and jobs to North Carolina! This law is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars, and it puts taxpayers in harm’s way.

As a young person in North Carolina, the question of what sane electorate would put water quality regulations first in line while concurrently ordering a total reorganization of the Departments of Water Quality and Water Resources at DENR is constantly on my mind.

Caroline Hansley

Raleigh

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