Protecting & Preserving Our Natural Beauty

North Carolina is home to incredible natural beauty – from the Blue Ridge Mountains to our barrier islands and everywhere in between. And clean air and water are a critical part of our quality of life and a source of our economic strength. 

As your Attorney General, I fought for families when polluters poisoned their drinking water. I have taken the companies that dumped GenX and other forever chemicals into the Cape Fear River to court, helped to negotiate the largest excavation of coal ash in the history of the United States – 80 million tons, and then won a $1.1 billion settlement to lower the power bills for millions of North Carolinians. And when the Trump Administration rolled back vital environmental protections and weakened our government’s most effective strategies to combat the climate crisis, I fought to preserve these important safeguards for North Carolina’s natural resources and the health of our people.

As your Governor, I’ll continue to push for clean air and clean water. Unlike politicians like Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson who deny the climate crisis, I will put North Carolina on a path toward carbon neutrality by 2050. I will work to prepare our state for the impacts of climate change and natural disasters by investing in resilient infrastructure. I will continue to lead the transition to a clean energy economy that creates good-paying jobs and keeps our communities healthy and safe.