Governor Roy Cooper must veto HB589 to prevent an unnecessary and unwise moratorium on the development of clean, renewable wind energy in North Carolina. This thinly veiled attempt to throttle wind energy is being pushed based on unfounded claims that military officials want to protect air space for training exercises.
Curtailing renewable energy development will exacerbate our climate problems, kill jobs in the wind sector, and continue our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. By vetoing HB589, Governor Cooper will be protecting the health and wellbeing of North Carolina residents.
Renewable energy is creating jobs at a record pace across the United States, so North Carolina workers will lose out if this bill becomes law. By vetoing this legislation, Governor Cooper will stand up to fossil fuel interests and their allies in the legislature who want to continue polluting our air and climate.