Passage of Global Warming Act Puts North Carolina on the Map

August 30, 2005

Statement from Michael Shore , senior air policy analyst with Environmental Defense, on today’s votes by the NC General Assembly that passed a final  NC Global Warming Act:

North Carolina has scored again to protect the environment and public health, becoming the first state in the Southeast to address global warming in a meaningful way. 


There are huge economic opportunities that come with addressing climate change.  Passage of this bill puts North Carolina on the map.


With the General Assembly nearly adjourned for the year, the House and Senate resolved their differences and overwhelmingly passed the landmark bill.  While the federal government is just now recognizing the impacts of global warming, the state of North Carolina is already taking action to address the threat. 


CONTACT: Michael Shore (828) 582-3141