In his address to the U.S. House’s Natural Resources Committee, Gov. Roy Cooper made a compelling case for taking a different, more proactive approach to rebuilding after storms, saying, “We spend a lot of money on recovery. Not enough of that money is allowed to be used for mitigation and resiliency.”
CTNC joined partners from Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon North Carolina, American Rivers in penning a response to Governor Cooper’s address.
Read our position published by The News & Observer here.
Conservation will play a critical role in creating a more resilient North Carolina where communities are equipped to weather the next storm. CTNC is committed to working with our conservation partners, land trusts, and local communities we serve to conserve land that makes our state a safer place not just for today, but for future generations.
Addressing the impacts of climate change and environmental disasters won’t happen alone. Thank you to Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon North Carolina, American Rivers, and our network of advocates who continue to move this work forward.