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Statement on Omission of Multiyear Ratemaking Portion of Senate Bill 559

Audubon calls for energy companies, conservation groups, and ratepayers to work together toward plans for clean, reliable power.

Durham, NC – “We are pleased that state lawmakers hit the brakes today on major changes to North Carolina’s electric sector that lacked stakeholder participation. It’s time to reset the process and bring energy companies, conservation groups, and ratepayers together to agree on a shared approach that can deliver clean, reliable power and long-term cost savings,” says Andrew Hutson, executive director of Audubon North Carolina and vice president of the National Audubon Society.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety. Audubon North Carolina, a state program of the National Audubon Society, has offices in Durham, Boone, Corolla, and Wilmington. Learn more at and on Twitter at @audubonnc.

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