Friday, May 13, 2016

Pat McCrory has blood on his hands; "Duke Energy met with state officials to challenge water advisories"

"Duke Energy used its access at top levels of state government to challenge the do-not-drink warning and health screening level that had been vetted by state health experts for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in private wells near the company’s coal ash basins...

In June, at Duke Energy’s request, company officials met with members of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at the DEQ building in Raleigh. It was the same month of the much-reported meeting at the executive mansion between Gov. Pat McCrory and Duke Energy’s chief executive, Lynn Good, as well as other state and company officials.

Mr. McCrory put his company's interests 
ahead of the interests of North Carolina citizen

McCrory administration officials have declined to say what was discussed at the meeting.

On Thursday, they also declined to comment on the deposition.

Present at the meeting at the DEQ building were several Duke Energy lawyers as well as Harry Sideris, the senior vice president of environmental, health and safety at Duke Energy, and Mark McIntire, the director of environmental policy and affairs at Duke Energy, according to Davies. Among those representing DEQ were Secretary Donald van der Vaart, who was appointed by McCrory in January 2015, and Tom Reeder, the assistant secretary for the environment.

...“Dr. Davies described how her superiors went against her own expert advice and started making up justifications to convince people their water is safe, when in fact it poses serious health risks,”...

Doom on North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

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