In response to the Aug. 12 news article “Cooper warns against opposing EPA carbon rules”: As a graduate student looking to begin a career in environmental policy, I want to express my thanks to Attorney General Roy Cooper for taking the lead on what should be common-sense regulations on air pollution.
Unlike some legislators, Cooper seems to recognize the value of getting input from business and community leaders to help ensure North Carolina meets this challenge.
If we fail to act, our state will have to implement a federal plan, representing a missed opportunity for North Carolina. Many folks attributed the major success of North Carolina’s Clean Smokestacks Act and our Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards to the extensive stakeholder processes that took place. Why should the Clean Power Plan be any different?
Don’t we all want clean air for our environment, our health and future North Carolinians?