Nov 17

Sen. Lee Commends DEQ for Finally Taking Action Against Chemours

Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) issued the following statement Thursday: “For months, we have called on Gov. Cooper’s administration to do the right thing, and we are glad they’re finally taking the needed steps to hold Chemours accountable. The news reports that Chemours deliberately withheld information about yet another spill of GenX […]

Oct 27

Redistricting Committee Leaders Respond to Latest Covington Filing

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), chairmen of their respective chambers’ redistricting committees, responded to the latest order in the Covington legislative redistricting case: “Similar to this same federal court’s order for a special election in North Carolina that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed, this unusual and vague order […]

Oct 17

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Increase Judges’ Accountability to Voters

Raleigh, N.C. – In response to polling showing strong voter support for more frequent elections for judges by an almost 40 point margin, statements from Democrat legislators, and Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent flip-flop on merit selection and support for judicial elections, Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) filed legislation Tuesday to give voters in […]

Oct 4

Override of Governor’s Veto Allows for GenX Solution

Raleigh, N.C. – A bill empowering local officials to find, treat and remove the contaminant GenX from the lower Cape Fear region’s water supply is now law after the state Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56. “It’s a shame that families in the lower Cape Fear region […]

Aug 30

Senate Passes Plan to Find, Treat, Remove GenX in Cape Fear River

Responding to feedback from citizens across the lower Cape Fear region, the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that will immediately empower local officials to begin improving water quality in the Cape Fear River while helping ensure the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) promptly enforces the law against the company that dumped the contaminant GenX into […]

Aug 15

Senators Will Call Legislative Hearing to Get Answers on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – Members of the North Carolina Senate announced Tuesday they intend to call a legislative hearing to obtain answers after Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration failed to answer the overwhelming majority of direct questions they posed about inconsistencies in his administration’s handling of the discharge of GenX in the Cape Fear River and how his additional appropriations […]

Aug 9

Senators Respond to Cooper’s Request on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – The co-chairs of the Senate Committee on Agriculture / Environment / Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources, as well as senators representing the lower Cape Fear region responded Wednesday to a request from Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration for an additional appropriation to monitor and study GenX.  Below is the […]

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