H157 An Act to Amend Various Environmental Laws, now law is the first act of this session (SL2015-1)eliminates a 2012 mandate for the state Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to adopt rules to control air pollution from fracking. Instead, it will be up to the...read more
Clean Air Advocacy
STOP Multi-Year Ratemaking Today!
House Bill 624 would serve as a blank check for Duke Energy and would reduce accountability and transparency. The proposal lacks protections for consumers, allowing utilities like Duke Energy to put forward plans that primarily protect their revenue and could lead to potential rate hikes.
Past Actions & Updates
Thank You City Durham City Council!
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!
Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls
Charlotte, June 3, 2019 – The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina, in a settlement finalized today after three conservation groups challenged its state permit. Read more >>
It's finally here - the new federal ozone standard recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In November, the agency announced a proposal to strengthen both the "primary" and "secondary" ozone standards to better protect the health of millions of...read more
Public hearings on proposed rules for fracking in NC are underway, with the first held in Raleigh on Wednesday. Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) Trinagle Manager, Gayatri Ankem, MPH, spoke to the Mining and Energy Commission regarding our concerns about lack...read more
(August 21, 2014) It seems the devil is in the details for fracking in North Carolina. The first public hearing on draft rules that will regulate the fracking industry in North Carolina was held Wednesday, after lawmakers lifted the state moratorium on fracking...read more
In July, NC legislators re-introduced provisions to the Regulatory Reform Act of 2014 (H761) that weaken North Carolina’s environmental and public health protections. Tell them this is unacceptable. Section V of H761 is a “polluter’s wish list” with provisions that...read more
Despite the many benefits that net metering provides to ratepayers and the utility grid, Duke Energy plans to seek a weakening of North Carolina’s existing net metering standards. If successful, Duke Energy’s efforts will stifle investment and competition and create...read more