Category: Legislation

ALERT: Help Save Future NC Light Rail Projects

“Tucked deep inside a revised state budget released Monday is a one-sentence paragraph that could effectively kill future light rail projects in Charlotte and across the state.” – Charlotte Observer Can you take quick action and urge your legislators to oppose this...

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VW Settlement – Share Your Ideas by May 3

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has scheduled a series of stakeholder information sessions on the Draft State Mitigation Plan that will invest the first phase of $92 million in projects aimed at reducing pollution impacts from diesel emissions.  DEQ...

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Clean Air Carolina Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Highway Administration

Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center,  filed suit along with Natural Resources Defense Council and U.S. Public Interest Research Group against the Federal Highway Administration on July 31st for unlawful suspension of a final greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation that would require states to measure and set reduction targets for GHGs emitted by on-road vehicles on the national highway system (the GHG measure). The suspension was done without notice or opportunity for public comment.

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Action Alert: Say NO to Garbage Juice

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Taking toxic landfill wastewater accumulating for years and then blasting it through a high-speed fan that turns it into tiny particles in the air is a public health concern. North Carolinians should have the opportunity to weigh in on...

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House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for NC

Included in House Bill 589 are proposed programs that could encourage both businesses and residents in our state to utilize solar energy. These programs allow large energy consumers such as the military and UNC university systems to purchase reasonably priced solar energy, encourage homeowners and renters to be able to tap into community solar initiatives, and renewables will be more accessible through rebates and solar panel leasing opportunities.

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New Clean Air Carolina Advocacy Manual!

Have you been concerned about an air quality issue in your community but weren’t sure what you could do about it? Have you wanted to speak out about the impacts of air pollution and climate change but didn’t know who to approach? Clean Air Carolina’s new advocacy...

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