Gov. Roy Cooper continues to draw strongly positive reviews from national analysts for his new clean energy plan’s ambitious goals to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the power industry by 2050.
But parts of the plan require changes in state law. And current legislative leaders “have not shown any propensity to do anything on climate change,” said Dan Crawford, NCLCV director of governmental relations. So NCLCV will be working to change leadership in the 2020 elections, in the hopes of turning its pro-environment Green Caucus into a majority caucus which will act on climate and pass Gov. Cooper’s plan.
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting public comments on the plan through next Monday, September 9th. With forces aligning against clean energy progress, it’s important that we speak up in favor of leadership like Gov. Cooper has shown. Click here to let DEQ and Gov. Cooper know you support their plan!
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