Monday, May 20, 2013

McCrory Signs a Bill To Allow Pollution

House Bill 706, the innocuously titled "Preserve Landfill Space," will exempt from landfill permitting requirements any on-site demolition debris from the decommissioning of a manufacturing building, including electricity generating stations.

Old generating stations -- the ones most likely to be demolished -- are notorious for PCBs spills. As a comment on the WRAL article puts it, this bill, in plain English, allows you to "trash North Carolina anywhere and any way you want, especially if you are 'an electricity-generating station,' and you are not responsible for cleaning up the mess."

McCrory's former employer, Duke Energy, would have absolutely nothing to do with this outrageous new law.

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