“I’m proud the be endorsed by the Sierra Club in my re-election to the Senate. I ran for the Senate to protect North Carolina’s natural resources and fight the climate crisis. In my first term we’ve secured some important victories for the environment:
?? Defeated the bad provisions of SB 559 opposed by the Sierra Club which would have allowed Duke Energy to engage in multi-year rate making. The public may not have been able to weigh in on rate increase proposals and energy choices like who would pay for coal ash cleanup.
?? Defeated SB 377 (NC Wind Power Moratorium) which will provide a huge boost for efforts to provide more clean energy for our state.
?? Defeated SB 446 (Anti-Electric Vehicle Bill). Bill would have made North Carolina the most expensive state in the nation to own an electric vehicle.
?? Sponsored/Authored SB 513 (State Clean Energy Goal for 2050). Bill would get North Carolina to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The bill was buried by Senate Republicans but provides a great example of the legislation that I will advance in the Senate when we flip four seats to take the majority in 2020.”