McCrory staffer under fire after calling scientist liar

By Jon Camp
ACB 11

The coal ash saga that started as an environmental disaster two-and-a-half years ago has about as many tributaries and spin-offs as the Dan River, which absorbed tens of thousands of tons of toxic coal ash after a pipe burst under a Duke Energy coal ash pond in Eden.

The most recently formed arm of the state’s coal ash conundrum wanders through political country — and high ground at that.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s Chief of Staff accused a top state scientist of perjury in his court testimony about a coal ash meeting he was called to at the State Capitol, but may have opened himself up to similar charges in his own testimony, which was released this week.

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