The hypocrisy of DAG McCrory's politicization of DENR

Fear and cronyism are the tools of the mis-manager:

This is nothing more than manipulation of the people’s government for the political aggrandizement of the governor and his political cronies. It is quite the strange move from a governor who campaigned against the government he said was corrupted by politics.

This inevitably will have serious consequences. When air and water are fouled, they can be ruined for good. When health regulations are reduced, safety can be also. It is always better to be cautious than reckless when it comes to regulating. And it’s chilling to think that state employees, loyal employees, now can be fired – for doing their jobs.

It is chilling. It's one thing to put pressure on desk-jockeys, but it's quite another thing to take an official who is responsible for the hands-on implementation and oversight of both state and federal statutes dealing with health and safety, and try to bend that person to your political will. It's more than just unfair to the regulator, who will soon find him- or her-self in an untenable position. It's downright dangerous to the people who believe they are protected by those statutes.


Blinded by greed

The right-wing nut job crusade against "burdensome regulations" is simply about greed for the Art Pope & Co. corporate masters. They'll trade short-term financial gains for long-term harm to the environment and to people.

We have a Department of Environment & Natural Resources to (I know this is hard to understand, DAG McCrony, so read it slowly) protect the environment & natural resources. And you need regulations to do that, at least until we evolve into a society who always works for the common good.

DAG McCrony and Tillisberger genuinely have the capacity and the will to ruin this state, and that seems to be just what they're doing.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014