Tag:Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  • Familiar names (and residency issues) add drama to SD 34 primary

    Republican primary, state Senate District 34 (Iredell and Yadkin Counties) A.J. Daoud. Education: B.S. Barry University, MBA University of Phoenix. Occupation: Funeral director, including Huff Funeral Home in Yadkin County. Career highlights: Former police officer. Sixth Congressional District Chairman for NCGOP. N.C. Lottery Commissioner. William “Bill” Howell. Education: A.S.

  • Transparent doesn’t mean invisible

    It seems like all public officials celebrate transparency, until it applies to them. Case in point: Gov. Roy Cooper, who (years ago as attorney general) wrote the introduction to the North Carolina Guide to Open Government and Public Records for the N.C. Press Association. “The spirit with which public…

  • Cooper brothers named new company after former tenant

    Tracing the ownership of the land hosting a Nash County solar farm built on a former cow pasture is complicated business. On his Statement of Economic Interest covering 2014, then-Attorney General Roy Cooper, in November of that year, said he ended his ownership interest in Will…

  • Rabon calls for legislative probe of pipeline deal

    The last week of March could be a busy one for the Cooper administration. In a press release issued Wednesday, March 7, Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, called on legislative leaders to open a formal investigation of the controversial side deal Gov. Roy Cooper…

  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline deal reveals cracks in the process

    Gov. Roy Cooper committed an unforced error by circumventing the General Assembly and creating a constitutionally questionable $57.8 million Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund, political observers and legislators say.  Cooper could have been tone deaf to the sour notes his action was sure to sound, they say, and may lack…

  • Latest ACP permit goes through with little controversy

    Little fanfare surrounded the state Department of Environmental Quality’s most recent decision to issue an air quality permit connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. The permit, issued Tuesday, Feb. 27, is for the Northampton Compressor Station. It isn’t the last permit necessary for the 600-mile…