July 27, 2018 Update Good news! Thanks to all who took action by voicing concern on this important issue, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is taking comprehensive action on the use of methyl bromide (MeBr) in log...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 >>
Ross, Marshall, and Hughes have been dedicated to tracking the air quality of the west side using special monitors provided by Clean Air Carolina. As the first AirKeepers to use the new home monitors, they have served as citizen scientists and have been collecting, tracking, and helping to interpret the air quality data captured by their devices.read more
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality hereby gives notice that the following facility has applied for the approval of an air permit to construct and operate a methyl bromide fumigation operation.read more
North Carolina has a proud contingent of naturalists, conservationists, and citizens interested in protecting the natural splendor of the state. One very dedicated naturalist working with Clean Air Carolina, Steve O’Neil, founder of Earthshine Nature Programs, has been finding AirKeeper partners all over western North Carolina. He’s installed multiple particle monitors, including at the Cherokee Welcome Center, and most recently at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Center (PARI)!read more
On March 7, Clean Air Carolina recognized 11 individuals and organizations from across the state for their leadership in working to improve air quality in North Carolina at the annual Airkeeper Awards reception.read more
As the saying goes, “Dose makes the poison.” Kim Lyerly, M.D., of Duke University illustrated this adage in his opening talk. Lyerly noted that people breathe an average of 30 pounds of air a day, but only ingest four to five pounds of water....read more