Topics Related to Environment

Today, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed PFAS Awareness Week in North Carolina to raise awareness of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in drinking water.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson celebrated Earth Day by visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that EnergizeNC, North Carolina’s Solar for All coalition, has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for $156 million in funding through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) grant program.

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rescinded its approval for imports of waste material containing GenX from a Chemours facility in the Netherlands to the Chemours Fayetteville Works Plant in North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