Environmentalists Declare War on North Carolinians

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released an order yesterday demanding the state’s largest utility, Duke Energy, be responsible for excavating six coal ash basins across the state. As Gov. Cooper’s administration has reeled from PR crisis to PR crisis regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and angering many on the left with his permitting of the ACP, he … Read More

Harper Peterson’s High Priced Boondoggle

Remember a couple weeks ago when we told you about Sen. Harper Peterson’s endorsement of the “Green New Deal?” Now we’re starting to find out just how much green this “deal” is going to cost. A study released by the American Action Forum shows how much the top line policy proposals would cost and it’s not pretty: For those keeping … Read More

Harper Peterson Wants Poop On Your Lettuce

Well, maybe not directly but that’s going to be the effect of his endorsement of the Green New Deal.  The Green New Deal is the dream of far left progressives: a radical restructuring of our economy to have no fossil fuels and no greenhouse gas emissions in ten years. Never mind that the largest greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, the … Read More

COOPER SELLS OUT AGRICULTURE FOR LAWYERS

When Mountaire Farms, one of the big poultry producers, announced 65 new jobs, Governor Cooper sang their praise and the importance of agriculture. “These new, good-paying jobs mean better opportunities for hard-working people and their communities in Scotland County,” Cooper said. “Agriculture has a long and proud history in North Carolina and Mountaire Farms’ new state-of-the-art operations are a sign … Read More

CHOICES AND COOPERATION

In his budget and State of the State address, Governor Cooper dumped a grab bag full of spending notions on the table while avoiding choices. Example: The Governor wants double-digit raises for teachers who already average about $50,000 a year. Equal raises for good teachers and bad teachers. Nothing about rewarding our best with bigger raises or changing the tenure … Read More

WILL COOPER CHOOSE PEOPLE OR THE WATERDOGS?

Roy Cooper will soon face a choice between the thousands of jobs the Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline will produce for North Carolina families… and the waterdogs. The Neuse River Waterdog doesn’t wag its tail, beg or bark. Maybe it hisses. It’s a salamander. Here it is. And because the waterdog is so precious, so necessary and so rare, environmental … Read More

DOES EDF AGREE WITH PUTIN?

While the media isn’t ballyhooing it, the Intelligence Report on Russian hacking says Russian propaganda promotes anti-fracking hysteria to damage American energy producers to squelch their competition against Russia. The report said ”“RT runs anti-fracking programming, highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health,” the report noted, referring to hydraulic fracturing, an innovative oil and gas extraction technique. “This … Read More

IS COOPER VETTING HIS CABINET PICKS?

Conservative reformers are uncovering more and more reasons to be concerned about Governor Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. From the Civitas Institute’s Francis De Luca: Has Roy Cooper nominated a telephone scammer? Governor Roy Cooper’s nomination of Michael Regan to be the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality is troubling in light of information obtained from the NC … Read More