NC Attorney General Roy Cooper talks about clean energy in Asheville

On Wednesday, State Attorney General Roy Cooper took a tour of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy facility along with local officials in Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Attorney General Roy Cooper was in Asheville to talk about the importance of clean energy.

Cooper is running for governor against incumbent Pat McCrory.

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On Wednesday, he took a tour of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy facility along with local officials.

Cooper said he continues to fight for clean air in Western North Carolina. He said seeing energy policies make it to Raleigh is what he's after, and that Asheville is moving the effort forward.

"If we don't preserve it, if we don't make sure that it's clean, then not only is it wrong for public health and for our environment, but it's wrong for our economy, as well," Cooper said. "So, we have to keep working."

Cooper said he was impressed with the Alliance's solar panels and commitment to clean air and water.

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