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Key Questions for Elected Officials

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.

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It’s a poor air quality day. What should you do?

It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important to limit time outside on poor air quality days.

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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: There’s Something in the Air -Mattie Marshall

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.

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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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