State of North Carolina Archives: on Environment
Require package labeling to let their citizens know of GMO
We need to work to prevent passage by the Senate of the DARK ACT ("Deny Americans the Right to Know") H.R. 1599, (a bill already sadly passed by our House of Representatives and now before the Senate)
which prevents the 50 states from requiring the labeling of packages to let their citizens know of GMO (genetically modified organisms) in their food.
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com
Nov 11, 2015
AdWatch: Allowed toxic coal ash pollution on Dan River
NARRATOR: Nearly 40,000 tons of toxic coal ash, 70 miles across the Dan River: Threatening our drinking water with cancer-causing contaminants. But Speaker Thom Tillis gave polluters a pass. He's taken hefty contributions from polluters.
TEXT: Thom Tillis Gave Polluters a Pass
- News & Record 7/3/2014
Coal Industry Boosts Tillis' Campaign Coffers
- The News & Observer 8/7/2014
Coal Ash Cleanup May Cost North Carolinians
- Charlotte Observer, 7/3/2014
NARRATOR: Now North Carolinians are at risk of picking up the tab for coal ash cleanup.
Thom Tillis: protecting polluters, not North Carolina families. Environmental Defense Action Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising.
Source: PacWatch: OnTheIssues transcript on 2014 N.C. Senate debate
Oct 16, 2014
Protect our environment for future generations
We must protect our most precious resource, our environment, for future generations.
Alma Adams received the highest grade of 100 from the League of Conservation Voters in their most recent legislative score card. Alma will always work to
protect our land and water resources. We must do more to combat climate change. I'll support investing in more renewable energy sources and green technology. We can even create new jobs while taking steps to protect our environment.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, AlmaAdamsForCongress.com
Aug 31, 2014
Reduce environmental regulations
Haugh indicates support for the following principles regarding the environment and energy:
Source: 2004 N.C. Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
- "Reduce regulation."
Toughen environmental permitting & quality mandates
Cooper indicates support of the following principles regarding NC environmental law.
Source: N.C. Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1996
- Require a cost/benefit analysis on the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations.
- Provide funding for recycling programs.
- Maintain minimum
environmental quality as mandated by current federal regulations.
- Toughen the permit process for hog farms by requiring owners to pay an application fee and implement state-regulated `Best Management Practice` waste cleanup standards.
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