Zinke
Executive Watch: Zinke Hits the Skids

Executive Watch: Zinke Hits the Skids Another ethics-challenged Trump environmental appointee will be tossed from the ship at the end of this month. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned under pressure on December 15. Zinke is currently under investigation for his land dealings in Montana and possible conflicts of interest with his official position, and has… Continue Reading Executive Watch: Zinke Hits the Skids

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wetlands
Washington Watch: Destroying America’s Wetlands

Washington Watch: Destroying America’s Wetlands The Trump Administration has released its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. It would result in massive destruction of wetlands in North Carolina and nationwide. Last week, CIB described the damaging changes to rules interpreting the scope of the Clean Water Act, and on December 11, the Trump Environmental… Continue Reading Washington Watch: Destroying America’s Wetlands

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Smithfield
Judicial Watch: Big Hog Loses — But Not Much

Judicial Watch: Big Hog Loses — But Not Much Another North Carolina federal jury slammed global hog giant Smithfield Foods with a liability verdict and damage award for factory hog farm neighbors. However, the judge then ruled that no punitive damages would be allowed. As with the previous three trials, jurors concluded that defendant Smithfield… Continue Reading Judicial Watch: Big Hog Loses — But Not Much

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Cooper
Legislative Watch: Cooper Vetoes Voter ID Bill, Ponders Elections “Reform”

Legislative Watch: Cooper Vetoes Voter ID Bill, Ponders Elections “Reform” ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the House (and Senate), the lame ducks were stirring…and stirring…and stirring…. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the latest voter ID bill on December 14, and legislative leaders declared they will take override votes beginning today (Monday, December 17). In… Continue Reading Legislative Watch: Cooper Vetoes Voter ID Bill, Ponders Elections “Reform”

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