Pricey speaks truth to power: Both parties in Raleigh have put water quality at risk for years by favoring big donor Duke Energy.
Duke is not the only corporation to have fought against coal ash regulation.
And coal is not the only industry in this state that throws its weight around at our expense (I'm looking at you, cable).
It took an epic financial crisis to restore some half-ass semblance of banking-industry regulation at the national level.
If the Dan River spill leads North Carolina to better balance monied interests with the public interest, then something good will have come out of the disaster.
Photo by Lisa Scheer, 2007