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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

Grant Boosts NC Climate Reporting
12 papers will host dedicated climate reporters.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Moving
More is needed to tackle climate.
Wood Pellets Plant Falls Short
Active Energy is failing on jobs promises in Maine while exceeding environmental concerns here in NC.
Dirty Duke Bill Passes After Midnight
A bill developed behind closed doors passed under cover of darkness.
RGGI Carbon Action Petition Approved
The Environmental Management Commission gave strong approval to joining a regional climate coalition.
Congress Must Act on Climate Now
Both the bipartisan and reconciliation infrastructure bills must pass.

Clean Energy

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Moving
More is needed to tackle climate.
Wood Pellets Plant Falls Short
Active Energy is failing on jobs promises in Maine while exceeding environmental concerns here in NC.
Study: Air Pollution Linked to Alzheimer’s
A new Duke study links Alzheimer’s deaths to air pollution.
New Clean Energy Campaigns Director
Montravias King starts August 9 at NCLCV.
Dirty Duke Bill Passes After Midnight
A bill developed behind closed doors passed under cover of darkness.
RGGI Carbon Action Petition Approved
The Environmental Management Commission gave strong approval to joining a regional climate coalition.

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