In Which North Carolina Strives to Create an American Christian Caliphate


#602

For today’s EPA, the problem is not mitigating the harm so much as convincing people that everything is fine.


#603

We’re good at enabling Duke Energy to spill coal ash down here.


#604

Enjoy your coal ash NC, it’s what you voted for.

Sort of. Don’t look at the illegal gerrymandering.


#605

Sometimes we share it with Virginia.


#606

Do you guys cook the barbecue with coal or something?


#607

Look, when we elected a 28-year Duke Energy executive as our previous governor, it was a clear mandate to add more coal ash to our drinking water. Why do you hate democracy?


#608

I lived in the largest town affected by that '14 spill for 30 years. They settled 2 yrs later for $3M.

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#609

3mil? That sounds really screwed up. It’s insane what these companies get away with, and that’s with regulation in place and not the ripping away the current admin is doing.


#610

Yep, weird. The settlement was for $2.4 million, but Duke made $600,000 worth of improvements on the park they used for staging when they dredged the river. Google Danville + coal ash for all the details


#611

Sorry to hear that. From what I understand Duke has several others that are probable, but not yet confirmed (coal ash spills.)


#612

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/nation-world/saving-pets-without-a-permit-good-samaritan-arrested-after-helping-animals-survive-florence/597326655


#613

This … THIS is what NC is wasting their time and resources on? Good freaking lord.


#614

Meanwhile Duke and the pig farmers destroy the waterways there. I’m sure they will have jail time as well right? Hahahaha, of course not :(


#615

Doin’ that definitely-not-corrupt thang


#616

North Carolinaaaaaa come on and raise up

… take your shirt off, twist it 'round your hand, spin it like a helicopter.

And just because:


#617

Dang, we’re hitting it out of the park these days:


#618

I would wish ill upon them, but …

a) It’s Asheville, my home town. Damnit.
b) Wishing ill on kids is messed up. So let’s shoot the parents.


#619

It’s arguments like this that might turn me around on my absolutist anti-gun stance!


#620

Anyone can call child protective services if they feel a child is in danger. Anti-vaccination parents endanger their kids. Just saying.


#621

I 100% agree with the sentiment, but there’s a whole legal framework that lets them do it. Would just be wasting overworked social worker’s time with complaints they can’t do anything about.