From the N&O, posted without any further comment:
Less than two weeks after his administration issued a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that he hired a legislative affairs director who once lobbied Congress on the natural gas pipeline.
Lee Lilley will be paid $128,000 a year in his new role, replacing Brad Adcock, who returned to retirement, according to a statement from Cooper’s office. Adcock had been a lobbyist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
A former legislative director for Democratic U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of Wilson, Lilley had worked since 2012 for McGuireWoods Consulting, the lobbying arm of the law firm of the same name. One of the clients was Richmond-based Dominion Energy, a partner in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline along with Charlotte-based Duke Energy.