Donald van der Vaart: Attack dog

Donald van der Vaart: Attack dog

ShareNorth Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Donald van der Vaart seems to be shifting the mission of his department. Instead of protecting the environment he’s taken on the role of political attack dog and defender of industry. At a...
Happy Earth Day, Solar Bees

Happy Earth Day, Solar Bees

ShareRepublicans love to complain about government boondoggles, perpetually deriding government waste and lack of accountability. A few years ago, one of their favorite sources of ridicule was money spent on the Teapot Museum in Sparta, NC. Now, the GOP is pushing to...
Duke Energy and regulatory capture

Duke Energy and regulatory capture

ShareThrough regulatory capture, big donations, and officeholders’ fears of looking “anti-business,” corporations have gotten away with murder for decades. I say enough. It’s time to make big business serve society, not the other way around, and coal-ash cleanup is...

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