Martin Honored for Commitment to Air and Water Quality

The Conservation Council of North Carolina gave its “Defender of the Environment Award” to Rep. Grier Martin Thursday at its annual “Green Tie Awards Dinner.”  The award recognized Martin’s commitment to protecting the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, and for his work in reducing America’s reliance on foreign oil.

The award citation noted “As a Major in the Army Reserve, Rep. Grier Martin of Wake County is a fitting defender of the environment.  His remarkable pragmatism and long-time commitment to advancing the cause of the environment in North Carolina, make him a great champion.”

In his first term, Martin advanced legislation that is protecting schoolchildren from toxins in school.  Last year, he worked with Rep. Ruth Samuelson (R-Mecklenburg) on legislation to save the state money by purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles.  Currently, he is helping on legislation to protect Raleigh’s Falls Lake drinking water supply.

Past winners of the award include Rep. Carolyn Justice (R-Pender) and Rep. Paul Luebke (D-Durham).

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