North Carolina is taking the lead on renewable energy development and conservation, thanks in large part to Senator Richard Burr’s work in Washington. While serving in the Senate, Burr has demonstrated a commitment to advancing commonsense, clean energy solutions that help to strengthen the Tar Heel State’s economy, environment and local job creation.
Despite opposition from members of his own party, Senator Burr led the charge on renewing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which serves as a vital source for efforts to preserve local parks, recreational areas, and other famous sites and natural resources. Thanks to Senator Burr’s leadership, fiscally responsible legislation is now in place to ensure that LWCF grants continue. These grants have supported 41,000 projects, and have protected more than 900 sites in North Carolina, all without spending one dime of taxpayer money.
“Since 2011, I have fought to keep this important conservation fund,” said Sen. Burr. “In North Carolina, famous sites like Catawba Falls and Chimney Rock, as well as many local parks and recreational areas, exist today as a result of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. I’m proud of the important work this fund does to protect our natural heritage, and I look forward to the future conservation efforts that the LWCF will fund for generations to come.”
This month, CRES launched a radio ad buy in Charlotte and Raleigh to applaud Burr for his support of commonsense, clean energy solutions. The ad, which ran in Raleigh and Charlotte, commended Burr for his work to advance a clean energy strategy that modernizes our national energy grid, including wind, nuclear, hydropower and solar.
Senator Burr has proven that he is an invaluable advocate for bipartisan solutions that preserve North Carolina’s natural resources, strengthen our national security, and create jobs. Burr’s decisive action on renewable energy development and conservation prove that he is dedicated to securing a clean energy future for generations to come.