The legislature acted on a number of issues:
POWER PLANTS: The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to require a significant amount of energy come from renewable sources such as solar and wind, but it also made it easier to finance coal and nuclear plants. Environmentalists were conflicted.
END OF LIFE: The House passed a bill that would allow North Carolinians to write more detailed "do not resuscitate" forms and clarify existing laws. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh charged the bill would tilt towards euthanasia.
LANDFILLS: The House removed strict new environmental requirements for landfills passed in a Senate bill. A senator who worked on the legislation said that he would work to restore the new requirements in order to keep private landfills from importing garbage.