Climate Change Debate Heats Up In The Tar Heel State
Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Nicole Albertson-Nuanes
Keywords: climate change; energy; coal; campaign donations
Coverage: North Carolina
As increasing numbers of constituents demand a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, legislators are responding by introducing an increasing number of bills to combat climate change. In North Carolina, lawmakers have taken a particular interest in legislation that regulates greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired boilers and motor vehicles. Legislators introduced seven bills in 2009 that would regulate these particularly potent emitters of air pollutants.