Press Releases

Gov. Cooper Signs Law Securing Thriving Solar Industry, Shows Commitment to Wind Energy with Strong Executive Order

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 3:30 PM

Governor Cooper today signed House Bill 589, a substantial portion of which is necessary and comprehensive energy legislation that secures a booming North Carolina solar energy industry that leads the nation. Immediately after signing it, Cooper signed Executive Order No. 11, aimed at promoting wind energy and mitigating the effects of a wind energy moratorium that he opposes.

NC to Receive $32 Million in Additional Disaster Relief

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 12:00 PM

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide an additional $31.86 million in disaster relief funding for communities still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. HUD had previously allocated just $6.1 million under the 2017 appropriations omnibus but revisited its assessment at North Carolina’s request. Governor Cooper is working with bipartisan members of the state’s congressional delegation, including Senator Thom Tillis, Representative Dave Price and Representative David Rouzer, to secure additional funding.

Governor Cooper Announces Ten New Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 1:15 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced ten more appointments and elections to North Carolina commissions and boards, including the North Carolina State Commission for Public Health, the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, and the Coastal Resources Commission.

Memo: Water Quality State Action Items

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 5:15 PM

In June, Governor Cooper directed the state Department of Environmental Quality along with the state Department of Health and Human Services to launch an investigation into Chemours’ discharge of the compound known as GenX. Governor Cooper and his administration were successful in getting Chemours’ to stop the release of GenX. Since then, the level of GenX in the water has been trending downward and tests are ongoing to ensure the levels continue to move in that direction.  

Subscribe to News Feed