Clean Air Advocacy

 

Protect NC Communities from Methyl Bromide Emissions!

Methyl bromide is a hazardous air pollutant known to cause severe neurological and respiratory problems, yet it is commonly used at log fumigation plants. NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering new protections to limit methyl bromide emissions, and is currently accepting public comments. Submit your comment urging DEQ to protect the health of all North Carolinians by setting the lowest possible AAL for methyl bromide!

Help Us Tackle the Climate Crisis
It’s not too late to prevent the worst outcomes of the climate crisis. With transformative, immediate climate action we can leave a livable planet to today’s youngest generation.
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Encourage Your Community to Go 100% Renewable
All over North Carolina, city and county governments are adopting 100% Renewable Resolutions, pledging to eliminate carbon emissions and transition to a cleaner future.
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Past Actions, Updates, & Wins

 

North Carolina Releases Clean Energy Plan
DEQ has released the Clean Energy Action Plan, a detailed implementation plan for achieving the dramatic greenhouse gas reduction goals from Executive Order 80. The final Plan calls for North Carolina’s energy sector to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050, and strongly rejects wood pellets and biomass from our state’s clean energy future. Read the full Clean Energy Plan >>

Multi-Year Ratemaking Removed from Senate Bill 559
After months of consistent opposition from everyday North Carolinians, the General Assembly ultimately voted to reject Multi-Year Ratemaking. This dangerous handout to utilities would have given Duke Energy a blank check to hike energy rates with almost no accountability or transparency while stripping protections from consumers. Learn more >>

Enviva to Reduce VOC Emissions from Key Facility by 95%
Clean Air Carolina, along with several partner organizations, won a negotiated settlement with Enviva, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellets. Thanks to our legal challenge, Enviva Hamlet must install pollution controls to reduce harmful VOC and hazardous air pollutant emissions by 95%. This is a huge win for public health, and for the families and communities of Richmond County. Learn more >>
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Durham City Council Commits to Clean Energy Future
The City Council of Durham made the historic and important decision to pass a resolution that will move the City to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Our supporters sent notes of thanks for their proactive efforts to move away from our reliance on dirty fuels! Learn more >>
Read the resolution >>

NCDOT Commits to Reduce Transportation Pollution
Clean Air Carolina, along with several partners, reached a historic legal settlement with the N.C. Department of Transportation concerning a highway project in the Raleigh area. The policies we’ve negotiated will reduce climate emissions from all future state-funded transportation projects in North Carolina. Learn more >>
Read the press release >>
Meet the 11-inch long salamander that made this possible >>

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