Environment


President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly offered the job of EPA chief to Michael Regan, who's led NC's environmental agency since 2017. (Image via NC DEQ)
Biden Picks North Carolina Environmental Chief to Lead EPA

Biden's pick, Michael Regan, has led NC's top environmental agency during a tumultuous time, including cleanup of the Cape Fear River.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is pushing an aggressive renewable energy plan, called President Donald Trump a "climate arsonist" this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
‘Clean Energy Revolution’: Where Joe Biden and Roy Cooper’s Climate Change Policies Converge

With the country facing economic and environmental calamity, here's how Joe Biden and Roy Cooper agree on climate change plans.

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Cardinal Issues: How Climate and the Environment Factor in Four Key NC Senate Races

NC candidates strike a sharp contrast on environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, and water pollution.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Failure to Act is a Huge Crisis.’ NC Environmentalist Sees Promise in Biden Climate Plan

As California wildires burn, a NC environmentalist talks the sharp contrast of Biden and Trump's climate plans.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

A solar power array in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
What A Clean Energy Economy Could Do For North Carolina

Implementing clean energy is about more than protecting the environment—it also creates equity and fuels economic growth, NC officials say.