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In Their Own Words: Hear Why N.C. Senate Will Reject Cooper’s DEQ Nominee

Late Wednesday morning, N.C. Senate leadership announced this in a news release:

If Gov. Cooper doesn’t withdraw his nominee to lead the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Dionne Delli-Gatti, the North Carolina Senate will vote to reject her. She would be the first Cooper nominee to receive an unfavorable Senate confirmation vote. All fifteen of Cooper’s previous nominees have been confirmed.

At noon, Sen. Leader Phil Berger and Sen. Paul Newton discussed why at a news conference. You’ll also hear them answer reporters’ questions.



Donna Martinez / Senior Writer and Editor

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...