Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:32 PM
Just want to respond to this part of your post: "In all his years at Duke, McCrory probably never visited an ash pond. But he worked there for 29 years. He was an executive there while millions of tons of ash accumulated in Duke’s ponds. His administration made environmental regulatory reform a high-profile issue. Then – BOOM! – an environmental catastrophe hits on his watch."
Look Gary...the democratic party of North Carolina is in such shambles, it's looking for anything to try to dig them out of the hole they've dug for themselves. And, of course, a great many of the various liberal/democratic leaning media sources in our fair state will be helping the lib/progressives by doing everything they can to make McCrory out to be the bad guy in this horrendous spill that was most certainly something that could have been avoided. McCrory wasn't involved in that kind of thing while employed by Duke Power and very few people don't know that to be true. He had absolutely nothing to do with it. In fact, the problem with the ponds and the leaks happened because of a lack of oversight by DEMOCRATS....by people employed by DEMOCRATS...by state government agencies while DEMOCRATS were in power in our state. But, of course, that's being ignored and there's no reporting on that little piece of truth.
Now, when you talk about who is gonna have to pay for this whole mess, I'm on your side Mr. Pearce. NO WAY should ANY of the clean up or ANY of the moving of ponds or ANY of the other correction methods needed by Duke Power should be paid for by rate payers and MOST CERTAINLY not by taxpayers. I'm on board with that and if you checked it, the VAST majority of republicans/conservatives feel that way too.
Duke Power is a business and they must pay for their mistakes and misdeeds. End of story.