July, 7th 2018

Conservation PAC announces 2018 endorsement
Wiley Nickel endorsed by NCLCV

RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) Conservation PAC announced its endorsement of Wiley Nickel for NC Senate District 16.

Facing potential losses in its anti-environment majority, the desperate General Assembly has ramped up its protection of polluters’ profits over people’s rights to clean air and water. The farm bill shielded Smithfield Foods from legal accountability for infringing on the property rights of their farms’ neighbors. The budget failed to give the Department of Environmental Quality the resources it needs to detect and regulate GenX and other contaminants in millions of North Carolinians’ drinking water. It also punted yet again on the Jordan and Falls Lake rules implementation, letting developers continue to dump waste downstream.

In light of this legislative assault on North Carolinians’ basic rights, NCLCV is working to establish a Green Caucus—a group of environmental champions who will work to promote clean air, clean water, and clean energy for all North Carolinians.

The 2018 cycle presents a huge opportunity for NCLCV to make further gains. flipping more seats held by anti-environmental legislators.

“We strongly support Wiley Nickel and our list of challenger candidates, so they can join our re-elected environmental champions in growing our Green Caucus and protecting the people of North Carolina,” said Dan Crawford, NCLCV’s Director of Government Relations.

For a complete statewide list of current endorsements, please visit

Conservation PAC makes endorsement decisions based on the environmental voting and leadership record of incumbent legislators, issue questionnaires sent to candidates, and other background information. NCLCV releases an annual Legislative Scorecard revealing how elected officials vote on key environmental issues. The 2018 Scorecard will be available in September. Previous scorecards are available at


The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is a pragmatic, results-oriented, nonpartisan advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians. We elect environmental champions, advocate for environmental policies that protect our communities, and hold elected leaders accountable for their decisions. We have worked for 50 years to create the political environment that will protect our natural environment.