Category: Action Alert

ACTION: Oppose the elimination of the Charlotte City Council Environment Committee

The City of Charlotte has recently made positive progress on clean air, clean water, and sustainability for city operations. In its “sustainable and resilient city” resolution passed last summer, the Charlotte City Council committed the city to sourcing all its energy from carbon-free sources by 2030. They also set the ambitious goal of the entire city (government, business, academia, and non-profits) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

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Charlotte Votes on Clean Energy

On Monday, June 25, 2018, The Charlotte City Council will vote on a historical Sustainable and Resilient Resolution that will put Charlotte on the path to 100% clean and renewable energy; and away from the use of coal and gas that will contribute to civilization...

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ALERT: Help Save Future NC Light Rail Projects

“Tucked deep inside a revised state budget released Monday is a one-sentence paragraph that could effectively kill future light rail projects in Charlotte and across the state.” – Charlotte Observer Can you take quick action and urge your legislators to oppose this...

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VW Settlement – Share Your Ideas by May 3

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has scheduled a series of stakeholder information sessions on the Draft State Mitigation Plan that will invest the first phase of $92 million in projects aimed at reducing pollution impacts from diesel emissions.  DEQ...

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Guest Blog: Duke Rate Hike Should be Denied

Duke Energy is under close scrutiny for a recently proposed rate hike to cover the costs of coal ash leaching and associated environmental remediation, grid modernization, and new gas plants. A number of advocacy groups, expert testimony on behalf of corporations Apple, Facebook, and Google, as well as various editorial pieces, have strongly criticized this proposition. The NC Utilities Commission should deny this request for a number of reasons.

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