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Grier Recognized for Protecting Environment

Rep. Grier Martin spoke today at a press conference recognizing legislators with a 100% record on environmental issues by Environment NC.  Joined by Rep. Deborah Ross, Rep. Garland Pierce, Rep. Jennifer Weiss, Rep. Marian McLawhorn, and Rep. Pricey Harrison, Martin talked about  fighting for clean air and safe drinking water and the importance of green [...]
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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. [...]
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Martin rated 100% on Environment

Rep. Grier Martin received a rating of 100% on the Conservation Council of North Carolina’s 2008 Legislative Short Session Scorecard. The scorecard rates legislators on votes to promote cleaner air for North Carolinians to breathe and safer water to drink. The average score for members of the House was 71%. To view the entire scorecard, [...]
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Leading by example on fuel efficiency and saving taxpayers’ money

The NC House of Representatives passed legislation today that would ensure cars purchased by state government are fuel efficient. HB2720-”Energy-Efficient State Motor Vehicle Fleets” , introduced by Rep. Charles Thomas (R-Buncombe), Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), and Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake), would require state government to purchase only cars that are in the top 15% of [...]
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Reps. Martin and Harrison File Clean Cars Legislation

Rep. Grier Martin and Rep. Pricey Harrison introduced legislation today that would direct North Carolina to study the costs and benefits of requiring cars sold in the state to meet higher emissions standards. Over a dozen states already have the higher standards in place. “The people I serve are concerned about rising gas prices,” said [...]
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Martin paddles for water quality

Grier went for a canoe ride on the Neuse with several other elected officials yesterday. The trip highlighted the need to protect this vital source of water for North Carolinians. While Sen. Neal Hunt and Raleigh City Councilor Russ Stephenson got wet when they overturned their canoe, Grier managed to stay dry in the canoe [...]
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Grier recieves PestEd’s Legislative Leadership Award

Grier was honored with the Pesticide Education Project’s  (now Toxic Free NC) “Legislative Leadership Award” today for demonstrating “a commitment to clean water, safe food, and a better future for North Carolina.” Martin worked hard to pass the School Children’s Health Act which protects schoolchildren and teachers from toxins.  “It’s just common sense,” said Rep. [...]
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