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2020 Scorecard

Gov. Cooper’s Report Card
Our governor is fighting to protect our health and climate and to advance clean energy.
Bills NCLCV Acted On, 2019-20 Sessions
Luckily, most of the worst legislation never saw the light of day.
Green Tie Awards 2020
Find out which legislators we honored at this year’s ceremony with Gov. Cooper and Cory Booker!
Cuts to DEQ Funding: Impacts on Water Quality
DEQ’s job is to protect our health but legislators have been slashing its budget for a decade.
PFAS and GenX
These “forever chemicals” are a growing problem that legislators and the EPA are keeping us from solving.
Coal Ash
Gov. Cooper forced Duke Energy to move its coal ash but legislators are trying to let them send us the bill.
Hog Waste and the Farm Act of 2019
Legislators keep doing Smithfield Foods’ bidding, harming our health while protecting pork polluters.
Environmental Justice
Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
In a victory for North Carolinians, Duke and Dominion Energy cancelled their pipeline plans.
Clean Energy
Gov. Cooper is leading us toward a clean energy future with good-paying jobs and a healthier climate.
Climate Resilience
Gov. Cooper’s DEQ has released a plan to help us weather the climate storm.

Climate Crisis

American Climate Leadership Returns
The president’s global climate leaders summit last week set an example for the world.
State and Local Leaders Back Jobs Plan
North Carolina elected officials sent Congress a letter: Pass the president’s climate infrastructure investments!
NC Elected Leaders: Pass Biden’s American Jobs Plan
32 state and local leaders signed onto a letter supporting clean energy infrastructure.
Ghost Forests and Environmental Racism
Two articles for your reading pleasure.
Pass Gov. Cooper’s Budget. Send a Message!
We need a state budget that protects us from climate change and water pollution. Email your legislators!
Biden Boosts Clean Energy, Transportation
Congress must pass the new American Jobs Plan, the biggest climate action proposal ever.

Clean Energy

DEQ Nominee Answers Tough Questions
Anti-environment legislators tried to pin her down on climate, hog waste, natural gas permitting.
Buttigieg Visits Raleigh to Plug Jobs Plan
The Transportation Secretary and Second Gentleman visited to tout rail and jobs.
State and Local Leaders Back Jobs Plan
North Carolina elected officials sent Congress a letter: Pass the president’s climate infrastructure investments!
NC Elected Leaders: Pass Biden’s American Jobs Plan
32 state and local leaders signed onto a letter supporting clean energy infrastructure.
Enduring Costs of Coal
A new report shows how much Duke Energy’s coal plants cost our bills and environment.
Pass Gov. Cooper’s Budget. Send a Message!
We need a state budget that protects us from climate change and water pollution. Email your legislators!

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