Two national advocacy groups are critical of how states have allocated money from the Volkswagen settlement.
The utility has been hosting webinars and meetings to promote electric school buses and funding opportunities.
Clean air advocates say the state should be spending more of its settlement money on electric vehicle infrastructure.
Rob Kelter, a senior attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says the partnership — a pooling of legal and advocacy resources — creates an opportunity for a greater impact.
A provision in North Carolina’s new budget law threatens to delay and possibly disqualify the state from its $92 million portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement.