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On the veto override front, the two biggest environmental bills of the session – the 2018 Farm Act and the legislature’s annual regulatory “reform” bill – are now on the Governor’s desk. A veto of the Farm Act is widely expected. There are 74 Republicans in the House and 35 in the Senate, so a strict vote along party lines would override the vetoes. However, collecting the needed votes for an override is a very different game in each chamber. Expect the Senate majority to easily and quickly override any veto of these bills. In the House, however, the vote is likely to be much closer, with many environmental groups (including MountainTrue) and other opponents of the bill working hard to find the votes to sustain a veto.
Open Letter: We Stand with the City of Asheville in Opposing Cascading Section A of the I-26 Connector Project
On behalf of our members and supporters, Asheville on Bikes and MountainTrue write in opposition to cascading Section A of the I-26 Connector Project from the statewide to the regional tier of projects. We firmly believe that negotiations between the City of Asheville and NCDOT on outstanding design questions related to the Connector Project should be completed and incorporated into the final Environmental Impact Statement before the project moves forward. We cannot support cascading Section A until this occurs.
ACT NOW and tell the North Carolina House of Representatives to Vote No on SB711, the 2018 NC Farm Act.
Sections 9 & 10 of the NC Farm Act of 2018 (SB711) were written with one purpose in mind, to shield Smithfield Foods – an out-of-state company owned by Chinese business interests – from a lawsuit brought by people who live near industrial hog farms in Eastern North Carolina.