McCrory: Coal ash commission violates constitution

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Submitted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:29am
Updated: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:33am

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he will likely sign a coal ash cleanup bill approved last week by the North Carolina Legislature into law, even though he suggested a key provision violates the state Constitution.

McCrory spoke in a televised interview aired Sunday on the syndicated political talk show NC SPIN. The Republican governor said he may file a lawsuit challenging the establishment of a new coal ash commission to oversee removal or capping of coal ash at 33 open-air dumps operated by Duke Energy.

Under the bill, leaders in the GOP-controlled state House and Senate will appoint a majority of the members on the new nine-member board. McCrory said that as the state’s chief executive, he should oversee enforcement of environmental regulations.

McCrory retired after 29 years working at Duke.

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4 Comments on "McCrory: Coal ash commission violates constitution"

2015 years 8 months ago

McCrory signs a bill he believes is unconstitutional, plans on filing a lawsuit against it and then wants to be in charge of the board that oversees the clean-up of the coal ash spills by the company HE WORKED FOR FOR 29 YEARS???!!

Is he schizophrenic, incredibly stupid or just counting on the apathy of most North Carolinians?

2015 years 8 months ago

Don’t worry, he and his buddies will easily misdirect the general public by blaming the “democrats”.

Then we’ll see a flurry of comments blaming every woe that has ever befallen this state on the “other” politcial party and McCrory and the other puppet masters continue doing whatever they want while voters spend our time trying to paint each other as the enemy.

2015 years 8 months ago

It sounds like he wants to be the wolf guarding the sheep.
He wants to stack the commission with his buddies. You already saw what he tried with the spill on the Dan river until he got called out.
This administration doesn’t care what happens to us, the environment, or the state of NC as long as Art Pope and the Koch brothers are happy.
He will go down as the worst governor ever when you compare the quality of life that the people of NC have after 4 years of him compared to what it was before.

2015 years 8 months ago

So the Governor signs an environment clean-up bill and you libs are mad? It’s everything you libs cry for. Tax money going to an environmental cause with a new government board made up of un-elected bureaucrats. It’s your lucky day.