Press Releases

Today, Gov. Cooper joined United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan in Wilmington to announce the EPA’s Clean Ports Program, which includes $3 billion of federal money to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure, along with climate and air quality planning, at U.S. ports.

On Monday, Governor Cooper joined state officials and environmental protection advocates to take executive action and set new goals to protect and restore North Carolina’s natural resources.

Today, Governor Cooper visited a bus facility in Durham to highlight the recent significant federal funding for electric school buses in North Carolina.

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rescinded its approval for imports of waste material containing GenX from a Chemours facility in the Netherlands to the Chemours Fayetteville Works Plant in North Carolina.

On November 3, Governor Cooper sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan strongly urging EPA to reverse the decision to allow the import of waste material containing GenX to the Chemours facility in North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 292 directing bold action to advance environmental justice.

Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a $10 million grant to The Industrial Commons, an industry focused nonprofit in western North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) to celebrate Clean Energy Week and highlight the community college’s innovative military workforce training programs.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 25 – 29, 2023 as Clean Energy Week to highlight the state’s progress in transitioning to a clean energy future. This week, Governor Cooper will celebrate clean energy jobs and highlight clean energy workforce training partnerships with community colleges.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (VolunteerNC), a division of the Governor’s office, has secured funding to create the North Carolina Climate Action Corps as part of the Climate Action Corps National Expansion Pilot through the California Volunteers.