Executive Watch: Cooper Backs Light Rail

Executive Watch: Cooper Backs Light Rail Green transportation advocates chalked up a win last week, when Governor Cooper included the Durham-Orange light rail transit link among eight major transportation infrastructure projects he supports. Cooper submitted the list to the National Governors Association for inclusion in a package of projects they’ve recommended to the Trump Administration. […]

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Education & Resources: End Gerrymandering

Education & Resources: End Gerrymandering Speaking of the problem of non-competitive legislative districts, and the difficulty that creates for holding legislators accountable for their bad environmental votes, there’s an effort underway now to change that. Democracy North Carolina is sponsoring a “Citizens Lobby Day to End Gerrymandering” on March 1 at the General Assembly in […]

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Washington Watch: Trump Trashes Mountain Streams; Pruitt Confirmed at EPA

Washington Watch: Trump Trashes Mountain Streams; Pruitt Confirmed at EPA It’s been another bad week for the environment in Washington. Trump Trashes Mountain Streams: Congress passed and the president signed last week a resolution disapproving the Obama Administration’s rule protecting Appalachian streams from destruction by the debris from strip mining. It’s a menace to downstream […]

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