Month: June 2012

Court Rejects NCDOT’s Monroe Bypass Appeal

(6/29/12) Richmond, VA— The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today swiftly and decisively rejected the petition by North Carolina Department of Transportation (“NCDOT”) to revisit its landmark ruling invalidating the environmental study for the Monroe Bypass. After a...

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Court Rejects NCDOT’s Monroe Bypass Appeal

(6/29/12) Richmond, VA— The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today swiftly and decisively rejected the petition by North Carolina Department of Transportation (“NCDOT”) to revisit its landmark ruling invalidating the environmental study for the Monroe Bypass. After a...

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Air pollution Affects Brain Function in Children

Two recent research studies from Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease carried out by Calderon-Garciduenas, L. reported links between air pollution exposure and neuroinflammation and neuropathology. Brain samples from healthy children who died in accidents in Mexico City...

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Know the Code, Take Action

The sky may be blue, and you might not see it, but pollution is lurking in the air. Ground-level ozone, triggered by the summer heat creates unhealthy air quality.  During days of high ozone pollution, our air is especially dangerous for seniors, children and those...

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Concerned Citizens Speak Out for Clean Air

On June 11, 2012 concerned citizens gathered in Charlotte, NC to offer their support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. This event, hosted by Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, St....

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Tell Your Senators “Listen to Your Doctors!”

On Wednesday, June 6, doctors from Medical Advocates for Healthy Air and the NC Pediatric Society joined a press conference in Raleigh with Senator Ellie Kinnaird (Chapel Hill) and spoke against HB 952. This bill weakens North Carolina’s air toxics program and puts...

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Tell Your Senators “Listen to Your Doctors!”

On Wednesday, June 6, doctors from Medical Advocates for Healthy Air and the NC Pediatric Society joined a press conference in Raleigh with Senator Ellie Kinnaird (Chapel Hill) and spoke against HB 952. This bill weakens North Carolina’s air toxics program and puts...

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