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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

Heat Islands Harm Black Neighborhoods
New analysis ties urban heat islands to health risks for mostly Black neighborhoods.
NC May Join Regional Climate Pact
A key committee recommends North Carolina join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Cooper Orders More Wind Power
Offshore wind will power 25% of the state by 2040 under the governor’s new executive order.
Three Strikes for Big Oil
Last Wednesday was an historically “bad day for big oil.”
Clean Energy Campaign Director
We’re hiring!
EPA Acting on Climate Again
President Biden and Michael Regan are protecting people instead of polluters.

Clean Energy

NC May Join Regional Climate Pact
A key committee recommends North Carolina join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Duke Energy’s Dirty Power Bill Stumbles
Good news for North Carolinians and the planet: legislators have hit the brakes on their once-secret Duke Energy bill.
No More Keystone XL Pipeline
The sponsor pulled the plug on the controversial project after 10 years of community protests.
Cooper Orders More Wind Power
Offshore wind will power 25% of the state by 2040 under the governor’s new executive order.
NASA Finds Ways to Cut Methane Emissions
Who knew they weren’t just astronauts?
NC Senators Reject Qualified DEQ Secretary
Pro-polluter senators voted down her nomination but she and Gov. Cooper got the last word.

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