Has Roy Cooper nominated a telephone scammer? Governor Roy Cooper’s nomination of Michael Regan to be the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality is troubling in light of information obtained from the NC Secretary of States Office (NCSOS).
Regan was with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) from 2008-2016. During that time EDF was actively soliciting money by phone from North Carolina taxpayers.
During his time there, EDF reported taking in over $4.6 million from Tar Heels – yet only used about $1.3 million for charitable purposes according to published records at the NCSOS website.
While many people register with the Do Not Call list to avoid annoying phone calls – charities are exempt from the national and state laws prohibiting unsolicited calls.
While Regan was employed in a leadership position at EDF, the organization used the law to raise millions of dollars from good people concerned about the environment, but used less than 1 out of 3 dollars (under 29%) to actually support environmental work.
What makes this ironic is Roy Cooper has loudly proclaimed himself the defender of the consumer. In 2011 he actually hired Ken Eudy (now his senior adviser) to do a presentation to the NC Department of Justice on “financial scams.” I guess that presentation didn’t include how to keep radical environmental groups from fleecing our citizens…
Cooper needs to do a better job vetting his nominees and stop nominating controversial, radical environmentalists – who also look like they are fleecing our citizens!
J E Butler says
NC voters made a bad mistake in electing Roy Cooper. He will likely end up like the last two NC Democratic governors….in trouble. Pat McCrory was a good man, a good leader, a good visionary – and a great administrator. He should have never been defeated….
There is a vast left wing conspiracy, which initiated its operation against our state and Governor McCrory on day one. George Soros funding, “Reverend” Barber activism (which really had no point other than to identify McCrory as someone who should be protested against), an incredibly biased local and national press, and finally the Charlotte City Council’s false concern for the transgendering allowed Cooper to win by a hair. It cost them a lot in time and effort.
It will be fun to watch Cooper twist in the wind.
I am taking my NC flag down and will put my US flag back up after four years of the opposite.
Big Ed says
McCory lost because he supported the toll lanes. Widen I77 told him that. Most politicians who supported the toll lanes are gone. McCory didn’t listen and lost 40,000 votes in a heavily republican area. Cooper won by default. Sad, as Cooper is a hack with no vision. He takes marching orders from the far left, including the HRC>
Georgette Foster says
The numbers in this post are incorrect and misleading. The $4.6 million figure you quote is a national total, not revenue for North Carolina as you state. Consequently, the other calculations in the blog are grossly inaccurate. EDF has a four star exceptional rating from Charity Navigator. Thank you.
Katherine Cagle says
I am not against conservative thought but am against misleading statements and articles that just flat out lie. That is what this article does. If you would just stick to the facts you might be able to convince more people. Stop the careless research.
Mark Hatchett says
Charity Navigator appears to have rated the Clinton Foundation very highly too with four stars!