Endangering the health and welfare of his constituents:
Gov. Pat McCrory’s communication office directed state health officials to use the controversial language telling well owners near coal ash pits that their wells met federal standards despite objections from a state scientist, according to a deposition released Thursday.
In her sworn statement, Department of Health and Human Services Communication Director Kendra Gerlach says language on state Health Risk Evaluation forms came “from the Capitol building,” a reference to the Governor’s Office.
Pay-to-play corruption is bad enough, but when you actively deceive residents about the dangers of their industry-tainted drinking water, you’ve crossed a line that can’t be walked back.