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.read more
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...read more
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is restructuring the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with a new charter and purpose. Previously, the SAB focused solely on air quality issues, but with a broader range of issues arising, DEQ is expanding the...read more
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.read more
Richmond County, NC needs your help to stop a biomass wood pellet facility that is riddled with asthma-inducing health impacts, is not wanted by the community, threatens to destroy natural hardwood forests, and is a terrible environmental injustice. Enviva, the...read more
The vision of a modern energy grid that includes renewables, coupled with broadband internet and sensors that measure air and water pollution and transmit health data, signaled a point of bipartisan agreement at the NC Rural Center’s Rural Day meeting, which took...read more
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