The Governor on DHEC
Governor Haley outlined her thoughts on DHEC this week, as reported by The State:
“Gov. Nikki Haley says there are “a lot of things” she would like to see done at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control if her choice to run the agency is confirmed by the state Senate”.
Governor Haley added that a recent agreement with the Port of Charleston is the model for how she would like environmental protection to work. Last month, CVSC Executive Director Ann Timberlake responded to that announcement in an email to CVSC supporters, saying
“Congratulations to all who worked on this agreement. It is historic. It is proof once again that conservation is good for business.”
We applauded that agreement and appreciated the Governor’s comment: “Today is the day we say ‘yes’ to conservation and business.” We also note that DHEC’s role is to enforce the vital protections that keep our drinking water safe, our air clean, and our special places like our wide sandy beaches pristine. Questions remain on how the DHEC Board came to its decision of how its nominee is the best to lead the agency.
Do you have questions about how DHEC came to choose its nominee? Do you want the Senate to ask hard questions to hold the DHEC Board accountable? Add your name to our petition here: http://bit.ly/CVSC_DHEC_Petition.