The moles have reported in. You see, the state Senate put money in their budget to allow Agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler to continue the fight against the EPA’s ‘Waters of the US’ (WOTUS) rule that Josh Stein and Roy Cooper so unceremoniously abandoned.
WOTUS gives the Department of the Interior unprecedented control over even the smallest bodies of water from coast to coast, sea-to-shining-sea. Opponents of WOTUS see it as a land-grab by the feds that hits farmers, already reeling from the solar welfare onslaught, the hardest.
So, senator Berger & co. had it all worked out for commissioner Troxler to pick up the banner dropped by Stein and Cooper. But the House Republicans — much to the delight, I’m sure, of former Sierra Club pooh-bah and current state Rep. Chuck McGrady (SNIVELING CONNIVING RINO from the mountains) — have yanked the money for Troxler and the court fight. My moles tell me Speaker Timmy and his lieutenant, Mr. Dollar, were the driving forces behind the move. (SOMEBODY apparently wrote the right size check to leadership.)
But state Rep. Chris Millis (R-Pender) is riding to the rescue. He has introduced an amendment to restore the funding for Troxler to go to court on our behalf.
This is important, people. This is one of those cases where we won the election, but the losers — the big government yahoos — are headed for a win. We voted time and again for less government. We need to see some movement toward that end. Stand with Chris Millis.