Whine with that sleaze: Skvarla's back in the op-eds

Save it for the Federal investigators, pal:

Thank you for pointing out in your March 23 editorial “ Before coal ash spill, GOP was bashing environmental rules, groups” that the spill into the Dan River from Duke Energy’s 1968 coal ash pond was not the fault of the McCrory administration. How gracious.

While the McCrory administration, the EPA and others work to solve this longstanding problem, you have used it in your ongoing efforts to attack the governor. It is unfortunate for you that you must include the inconvenient fact that, while nothing was done about coal ash for decades under Democratic leadership, the McCrory administration took swift action, suing the utility over groundwater contamination and illegal discharges within 45 days of taking office.

Which, as most people in the Continental United States are now aware, was merely a ploy to limit the damages Duke Energy would have to pay from a lawsuit that was already in progress. And it also answers the question of why Duke Energy would spend so much money (over 1.1 million) to get one man elected. Sarcasm and whining might feel good, John, but it rarely (if ever) solves your problems.

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Quick action

The quick action that Pat & John took was to get in the way of environmental groups who were trying to force Duke Energy to clean up its mess. After blocking the environmental group lawsuits (and tackling the environmentalists), John & Pat gave Duke Energy one small slap on the wrist.

Tell it to the feds, John. Letters to the editor won't help; you can't salvage public approval at this point.

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