Climate Change Debate Heats Up In The Tar Heel State


Publication Date: June 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Nicole Albertson-Nuanes

Research Area: Environment; Politics

Keywords: climate change; energy; coal; campaign donations

Type: Report

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.