Hotlist Weekly Legislative Bulletin
The Hotlist is a weekly e-newsletter published expressly for our elected officials, and only sent during legislative session. It provides information for our legislators on key environmental issues so that they can make better environmental decisions. It also tracks most of the environmental legislation moving through the Legislature, and lets our leaders know what the sound environmental choices are. As we tell our legislators, all votes covered in the Hotlist are eligible for scoring on our Legislative Scorecard.
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Recent Issues of the Hotlist
Two Concerns for the Week
An unpleasant smell coming from the Senate
Senate Bill 76 - Bad for North Carolina
Crossover is behind us, and now is the time when we can all sit back, kick up our feet, and... oh... the budget is here.
Today was quiet.. Too quiet... Is it really the last day of Crossover?
NCLCV's Legislative Scorecard has seen many potential scoring opportunities from this week.
One bright spot this week--keeping NC's commitment to renewable energy in place
Once again, I want to highlight H298, Affordable and Reliable Energy Act which would essentially repeal Senate Bill 3 (2007 legislation referenced below). To do so, I will rely on a blog post from my conservative friend Carter Wrenn.
I want to once again draw your attention to HB 298 Affordable and Reliable Energy Act. I laugh every time I read the name because I know that North Carolinians enjoy one of the lowest electric rates in the country.
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter holiday. At church, we celebrated rebirth and hope for the future. I’m fearful that that hope will be diminished by the decisions made this Session.
March Madness is upon us as 16 basketball teams will hit the court today in hopes of extending their seasons. Another type of madness officially began this week at the General Assembly... Budget Madness.
North Carolina State University owns the world’s largest working forest. There has been an effort to sell off the forest.
HB 120, Building Codes: Local Consistency, seems like an innocuous bill on the surface, but could cause new homes to lag behind the nation for energy efficiency and storm readiness, and otherwise impact consumers.
SB 10 scheduled to be in House Rules today. First off, we want to applaud House Leadership and all Members of the House who worked to make this god-awful bill that passed in the Senate substantially better. The version in House Commerce yesterday was far better than what came over from the Senate.
SB 76, Domestic Energy Jobs Act, or the fracking bill, is on its way through the Senate. The bill is said to be about creating an independent energy future for North Carolina and help create jobs. I googled hydraulic fracturing jobs in North Carolina the other day and was surprised that none popped up.
First HotList of the 2013 Long Session. The HotList is a weekly email from North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) to our state legislators.
Our message to ALL legislators urging them to uphold the Governor's veto of fracking legislation.
It appears that we are likely in the final throes of the 2012 Legislative Session. We here at NCLCV have our fingers crossed that the tomfoolery and shenanigans are kept to a minimum.
There's a long list of legislation you are considering that gives NCLCV great concern and has long term implications for things that matter the most, our citizens...But let me start with SB 820.