John E. Skvarla III is the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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And how has he and Governor Pat McCrory, a 28-year former Duke Energy employee, accomplished these goals?
- Funding for water pollution programs cut by 10.2%
- Bipartisan regulatory commission reorganized to include Republicans employees only
- NCDENR employees exempt from civil service protections, i.e., "who now serve at the pleasure of the governor," increased from 24 to 179