Nobody is going to accuse Catherine Templeton of being shy.

Within two months of taking over the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, the commissioner has cut a ax swath through personnel and practices, raising hackles in the General Assembly.

She’s made decisions that leave even some supporters shaking their heads. A state senator described her actions as “slash and burn” and said he’s worried for long term effectiveness of the agency.

The woman at the match head of these firestorms is a little dismayed at them.

Read more in tomorrows The Post and Courier.

Science and environment reporter. Author of Washing Our Hands in the Clouds.