Which side are you on, Roy?

From NC Policy Watch:

Plagued by infighting and litigation delay tactics, North Carolina’s coal ash crisis has grown into more than just an environmental disaster. It’s now a political and legal nightmare, the bill for which the state and its residents will be paying for many years to come.

The latest example came late Monday, when Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a notice of appeal of a court ruling that would require Duke Energy to immediately eliminate the source of groundwater contamination at its coal ash pits — in advance of any clean-up plans it might later adopt.

Dammit Roy, whose side are you on anyway?

The Attorney General offered little explanation other than to say it was just doing its job.

“It’s the duty of this office to represent state agencies and commissions, including the Environmental Management Commission, in legal matters,” Noelle Talley said in a statement. “The EMC voted to appeal, and attorneys with our office filed the attached notice of appeal at their request.

That's no way to win votes for your upcoming run at the Governor's Mansion Mr. Cooper.

Okay, I realize that Roy Cooper did not personally file this appeal, but he should certainly have known about it, and he damn well should have, as the Attorney General of our state, blocked this filing if he has one shred of integrity left in his body.

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This is why...

This is one of the major reasons why I cannot bring myself to enthusiastically support most Democratic candidates. They all talk a good game, but being on the right side of social wedge issues, while towing the corporate oligarch's line, means very little in the long run.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Roy needs to

Ether be NC attorney general or run for governor.

We would prefer that he grow a pair and do what's right.

Hint: defending Duke Energy & Pollution isn't right.

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"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

Amen

ssia

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail