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NC governor expands emission goals, seeks environment equity


Gov. Roy Cooper has taken executive action to set more aggressive goals than he did in 2018 for greenhouse gas reductions and zero-emission vehicles in North Carolina. Cooper signed an executive order on Friday at North Carolina A&T State University. The order sets a statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% compared to 2005 levels by 2030. It also seeks to reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050. The order also aims for 1.25 million registered zero-emission vehicles in the state by 2030. These goals don't have the force of law.