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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

Georgia Opens Way for Climate Action
Warnock’s and Ossoff’s victories are good news for our climate and environment.
Biden Taps DEQ Chief Regan to Head EPA
Michael Regan will jump from running North Carolina’s environmental agency to heading the U.S.’s.
Cabinet Competition
Biden is mulling choices for key environmental Cabinet posts.
New Cabinet Picks Emphasize Climate
With John Kerry and other picks, incoming President Biden shows his whole-government approach to the crisis.
How Biden Can Immediately Act on Climate
Absent definitive Senate control, executive action will be required.
Biden Wins, Senate Still in Play
Biden and Harris will act on climate, but a lot depends on control of the Senate.

Clean Energy

Guilty Plea in Nuclear Plant Scam
An abandoned South Carolina nuclear project led to a guilty plea on federal fraud charges.
Clean Energy Association Broadens Focus
The American Clean Power Association will now include solar advocacy.
GM Deserts Trump on Cali Clean Car Rules
The auto giant threw itself into reverse and backed away from Trump’s lawsuit against California.
Big Hog Loses Again
A federal court upheld a previous verdict against Smithfield Foods.
Good News for Clean Energy
Duke Energy solar rebates and a webinar on future progress.
Cooper Joins MD, VA to Grow Offshore Wind
The bipartisan agreement will boost our states’ wind capacity.

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