The Story of the 2017 and 2018 Sessions

“The 2017-18 General Assembly was confronted with a wide variety of critical environmental challenges, but it created more problems than it solved.”


In 2017 and 2018, the General Assembly¬†continued to go to bat for powerful polluters instead of our people. They have let Duke Energy, Chemours, and Smithfield Foods get away with poisoning thousands of North Carolinians’ drinking water.

But we were paying attention. Below you can find out more about what actions your legislators took, in our comprehensive evaluation of the 2017-18 legislative biennium.

Download the full 2018 Scorecard here (PDF).

Explore our 2018 Legislative Scorecard:

A Message from Our Director

The 2017 Long Session: Poison Pills and Poisoned Water

The 2018 Short Session: Shutting the People Out, Handing the Keys to Corporate Polluters

How Did the General Assembly Respond to GenX?

2017-18 Scores and Vote Descriptions

Adversaries and Allies

Gov. Roy Cooper’s 2018 Report Card

Constitutional Amendments

What Now?